“[Sweptail] is Rolls-Royce designed and hand-tailored to fit a specific customer,” points out Giles Taylor, Director of Design at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “This customer came to the House of Rolls-Royce with an idea, shared in the creative process where we advised him on his cloth, and then we tailored that cloth to him. You might say we cut the cloth for the suit of clothes that he will be judged by.”
The two-seater coupe has been inspired by luxury coachbuilds of the ’20s and ’30s, as well as classic yacht design. Elements that can be seen in its sweeping lines, panoramic glass roof and dramatic, flowing finishes. Note the uncluttered rear, the wrapped bodywork under the carriage and luxurious cabin, which boasts a minimalist, dash made with the delicate yet, sleek Macassar Ebony veneer – and then there is the front grille, which boldly announces the car (and its driver) has arrived.
“Sweptail is a truly magnificent car,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “It exudes the romance of travel for its own sake, and immediately places ‘Sweptail’ in the pantheon of the world’s great intercontinental tourers.” He added, “We are listening carefully to our most special customers and assessing their interest in investing in similar, completely exclusive coachbuilt masterpieces. At the same time we are looking into the resources which will allow us to offer this unique service to these discerning patrons of luxury.”