Rolls-Royce Sweptail

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Rolls-Royce Sweptail
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Rolls-Royce Sweptail on display
ManufacturerRolls-Royce Motor Cars
Model years2018[1]
AssemblyGoodwood plant, Chichester, West Sussex, England
Body and chassis
ClassFull-size luxury grand tourer (F)
Body style2-door coupé[1]
LayoutFR layout
RelatedRolls-Royce Phantom VII
Engine6.75 L V12[1]
Power output338 kW (453 bhp)[1]
TransmissionZF 8-speed automatic

The Rolls-Royce Sweptail is a one-off large luxury car made in the United Kingdom by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. At the time of its May 2017 debut at the yearly Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este event it was the most expensive new automobile in the world, costing around $12.8 million USD. [2] In 2019, the Sweptail was in turn overtaken as the world's most expensive new car by the Bugatti La Voiture Noire which sold for $18.7 million.[3]

The Rolls-Royce Sweptail is hand-built, and inspired by coachbuilding of the 1920s and 1930s. The Sweptail was commissioned bespoke in 2013 as a one-off automobile, at the request of a super-yacht and aircraft specialist who had a unique idea in mind.[4]

Giles Taylor, director of design at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars described the Sweptail as "the automotive equivalent of Haute couture".[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e Kirby Garlitos (30 May 2017). "2018 Rolls-Royce Sweptail Review @ Top Speed". Top Speed. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Rolls-Royce debuts its stunning £10 million Sweptail - the most expensive new car ever sold". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  3. ^ Chang, Brittany (13 August 2019). "Bugatti's new $18.7 million hypercar was purchased by an anonymous buyer, making it the most expensive new car ever sold". Business Insider. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Rolls Royce Sweptail Is The Most Expensive Brand New Rolls You Can Buy | ColumnM". ColumnM. 2017-05-30. Archived from the original on 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  5. ^ "Why outlandish one-off could be the future of Rolls-Royce | Autocar". Retrieved 2017-10-03.