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Rolls Royce Sweptail

Addendum to Bugatti Chiron…

Evidently Rolls Royce is viewing agnituslife.com. While we posted the three million dollar ‘bug’. They came back with the “Sweptail”.  Modeled after a luxury yacht and named for the ‘1920-30 swept tail models, this one now can claim the record for the most expensive new car ever built!

Thanks RR. We’ll check with Bugatti and get back to you on their next feat.

Editors @ agnituslife.com

The Elegant Rolls Royce Sweptail 

The name Rolls Royce has always said elegance and sophistication. It has also said “this is gonna’ cost ya’..

The sweptail is no exception. Even though it is in  fact not a production automobile, rather a one-off, depending on what source you are reading, the Sweptail sells for a phenomenal $10-13 Million American Dollars… it is the most expensive new car you can drive.

Harking back to the days of building one-offs this gracious automobile is stunning in its homage to history and its endearing salute to technology. As described by Maxim Magazine:


“Two key features of the Sweptail are its tapered, wood-paneled boat tail and the arching, dramatic, panoramic glass skylight stretching over the two-seat cockpit. 

It isn’t just the tapering pointed tail that recalls the design of exotic yachts. The cleanliness of the surface of ‘Sweptail’ is maintained as the bodywork wraps under the car with no visible boundary to the surfaces, a treatment similar to the hull of a yacht.”

“We’ve seen Rolls-Royce do a champagne cooler in the trunk of its cars, but the Sweptail includes a champagne chiller in the center console that dispenses a bottle of the owner’s birth year-vintage bubbly and a pair of flutes for enjoying it.”   

With no shortage of delight  Road & Track weighs in with:

“While most people will focus on the $13 million figure, that’s almost irrelevant when it comes to the Rolls-Royce Sweptail, a coach-built Phantom Coupé with a two-digit British license plate milled from ingots of aluminum and then hand polished for a mirror finish. At this level, $13 million is like $3 or $33 million. A number only your accountants need to pay attention to. The team responsible for your well-being will also make sure to compliment the way you decided to send off the biggest and now discontinued Rolls-Royce two-door. The Sweptail is memorable from any angle.”

Here’s a closer look at it’s interior, just so you get a better idea of what you’e getting for your money:

Well, after seeing the new Sweptail, I don’t have any compunction about knicking a few quid from the kids’ piggy banks to put a sun roof on my 2007 Prius!

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