Rolls-Royce on Friday revealed the second of three Boat Tail convertibles, a part of the British ultra-luxury automakers return to coachbuilding.
The Boat Tails are the product of the Rolls-Royce Coachbuild division, and are being proven off to the general public to reveal the division’s capabilities. The three automobiles are constructed for a separate prospects, who approached Rolls after seeing the Sweptail one-off unveiled in 2017.
In correct coachbuilding custom, every Boat Tail’s bodywork is hand-fabricated from sheets of aluminum. The design was impressed by racing yachts of the early twentieth century, in keeping with Rolls. The automaker hasn’t supplied any technical particulars, nevertheless it’s possible the Boat Tails are primarily based on Rolls’ previous-generation platform and never the aluminum space-frame utilized by the present Phantom, Ghost, and Cullinan.
Rolls-Royce Boat Tail
The shopper who commissioned the second Boat Tail has a household historical past within the pearling business, and gave designers 4 pearls to make use of as inspiration for the outside colour, in keeping with Rolls. The automaker describes it as “a shimmering mix of oyster and comfortable rose, with giant white and bronze mica flakes including a singular pearlescent high quality.”
The bespoke colour is contrasted by a cognac-colored hood with bronze and gold-colored aluminum flakes, and a crystal and ice matte clear coat. The standard Pantheon Grille and Spirit of Ecstasy hood decoration are completed in rose gold.
As with the primary Boat Tail unveiled in 2021, this automotive has a rear deck with an appropriately nautical wooden end. On this case, the client selected Royal Walnut with rose gold pinstripes. The 2 halves of the deck open to disclose what Rolls calls a “internet hosting suite.” It is mainly a trunk that homes a fridge, champagne flutes, and different gadgets for a flowery roadside picnic.
Rolls-Royce Boat Tail
The Royal Walnut veneer was additionally used for the inside, which additionally options cognac and oyster-colored leather-based and rose gold and mother-of-pearl accents. A mother-of-pearl timepiece from the client’s assortment is mounted on the dashboard.
The second Rolls-Royce Boat Tail shall be formally unveiled on the 2022 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, scheduled for Could 21. That is roughly a yr after the primary Boat Tail was unveiled, so we’ll in all probability see the third and last instance of those land yachts in a yr’s time.
A gentleman would not ask the worth for the Boat Tail, and Rolls-Royce is not saying. Nonetheless, it was speculated that the primary of the three price as a lot as $14.5 million. Apparently, the pearling business is kind of profitable.