Rolls-Royce Sweptail

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Rolls-Royce Sweptail
Rolls-Royce Sweptail front.jpg
Rolls-Royce Sweptail on display
Overview
ManufacturerRolls-Royce Motor Cars
Production2017[1]
Model years2018[1]
AssemblyGoodwood plant, Chichester, West Sussex, England
Body and chassis
ClassFull-size luxury car/grand tourer (GT)
Body style2-door coupé[1]
LayoutFR layout
RelatedRolls-Royce Phantom VII
Powertrain
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 US$12.8 million.[2]

The Sweptail is based on the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé and hand-built over 4 years.[3] Inspired by coachbuilding of the 1920s and 1930s. The car was commissioned bespoke in 2013 as a one-off automobile, at the request of a super-yacht and aircraft specialist, who had an unique idea in mind.[4]

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

In 2019, it was overtaken as the most expensive new car by the Bugatti La Voiture Noire which sold for US$18.7 million.[6]

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References[edit]

  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. ^ Harvey, Michael (27 May 2017). "Rolls-Royce debuts its stunning £10 million Sweptail - the most expensive new car ever sold". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  3. ^ "$13 Million Rolls-Royce Sweptail Could be Most Expensive New Car Ever Made".
  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". www.autocar.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  6. ^ 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.