The latest, ultra-limited Rolls-Royce Boat Tail model – the second in a series of just three cars worth around £20 million (over Rs 200 crore) apiece – has been revealed ahead of its appearance at this weekend's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este.
- Wooden deck in the rear conceals a bespoke hosting suite
- Dash, armrests and seats have a pearlescent finish
- Will make its public debut on May 21
The hand-built model features a design commissioned by a customer whose family has a pearl business. Rolls-Royce also says the Boat Tail has a colour blend of “oyster and soft rose”, with a pearlescent finish that changes under different light conditions.
The bonnet, finished in a "cognac colour", has been designed specifically for the model and features bronze and aluminium mica flakes, as well as a crystalised and ice matt coating. The sills, meanwhile, are coloured rose gold.
A wooden deck has been added to the rear of the car, concealing a bespoke “hosting suite”, with a unique “butterfly design” dining set and an umbrella.
Walnut-coloured leather appears throughout the interior, which has rose gold accents and a walnut veneer. Rolls-Royce says the leather on the dashboard, armrests, centre console and seats employ a pearlescent finish.
The firm claims walnut was chosen because it “matures over time” and will eventually transition to look similar to the cognac-coloured bonnet.
The transmission tunnel, meanwhile, is made from walnut veneer, with gold pinstripes to match the rear deck. A bespoke pearl-coloured timepiece sits atop the dashboard.
"Every Rolls-Royce Coachbuild commission is, of course, incredibly special, but in this case, there was an additional depth of feeling," Rolls-Royce’s head of Coachbuild design Alex Innes said.
An example of the Boat Tail will make its official public debut on May 21 at the Concorso d'Eleganza, on the shores of Lake Como in Italy.
The previous Rolls-Royce Boat Tail model was also revealed publicly at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este last year, although that event took place in October.
With the previous car's price rumoured to stand at around £20 million (over Rs 200 crore), it was the most expensive car ever built by Rolls-Royce and almost double the price of the Rolls-Royce Sweptail. The firm has not revealed a price for this newly revealed car.
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