Rolls-Royce Boat Tail in 10 pictures – One for each number on its price tag!
What do you do when you run out of ideas on how to spend your money? You order a custom Rolls-Royce
British luxury car maker Rolls-Royce has unveiled the ‘Boat Tail’. This is the first in a line of three unique vehicles commissioned exclusively by Rolls-Royce Coachbuild. This is a newly revived department within the company whose only job is to bring to life whatever desires a wealthy customer might have of their car. Simply put, the bodywork will allow a customer to order an exclusive custom body style while remaining within the confines of Rolls-Royce’s design language. The blue pictured here was built for a couple who own a perfectly restored 1932 Rolls-Royce Boat Tail and were looking for a car they could enjoy with their family.
The new age Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is inspired not only by its predecessor, but also by J-class yachts. They are single mast racing yachts made according to an actual universal formula, so they are eligible for some race. If you take a close look at the sketch above, the Boat Tail is heavily inspired by the design of yachts.
The Rolls-Royce is meant to be a large vehicle, and its length represents that essence of grandeur. The Boat Tail is nearly 5.8 meters from end to end. Its shade of blue is also reminiscent of the blue color of the sea.
Rolls-Royce’s overall design has always been rather bulky up front. While that continues to be the case here, we have to add that it doesn’t feel quite out of place on this vehicle. The huge Parthenon Grille is still in place and the Spirit of Ecstacy is still where you hope to find it. The headlights were given a sleeker look compared to other Rolls-Royce models, however, with a secondary round light below.
Stylish lighting also continues to the rear. Looks like Rolls-Royce has combined the entire tail light into one LED unit, and we have to say that it blends in really well with the overall outlook of the car.
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The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail was designed for an open-top driving experience. There is a removable canopy roof but it cannot be stowed anywhere in the car. It is intended to be removed and stored at home, before you start your trip.
Seen from this perspective, the Rolls-Royce Boat Tail retains its yacht-like appearance, especially with that tapered rear end. What stands out here is the Boat Tail’s charcoal gray trunk lid, with chrome inlays that accentuate it perfectly. The car’s overall blue undertone also pairs well with this color scheme, and it’s one of the prettiest angles on the boat tail. However, the prettiest angle is this.
What looks like the trunk lid is actually a deck lid, hiding your own dining experience underneath. Silverware, napkins, champagne, you name it, and you will find it. In fact, one of the refrigerators here has even been set to keep the champagne chilled at its perfect temperature. A cleverly designed umbrella and a few seated stools (made of carbon fiber) complete the whole set-up. This whole compartment has been designed so that everything inside is not affected by the outside temperatures or shaken up while driving.
While Rolls-Royce hasn’t shared too many images of the very blue interior, we do get a little spike at this analog dashboard. While many may find it odd that such a modern car uses analog technology, it seems fitting as the Boat Tail draws its inspiration from cars and yachts that are nearly a century old.
The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, with its extreme levels of opulence and customization, should get expensive. But exactly at what point? Sit down, because you might not be expecting it. Apparently the approximate value of the boat tail in Indian rupees is over 200 crore!
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