“Rolls-Royce Boat Tail creates a new definition of the automobile that goes far beyond transportation. It is not just the method of reaching a destination, but the destination itself.” Alex Innes, Head of Rolls-Royce Coachbuild Design, describes the Boat Tail project, the British luxury brand’s latest creation, produced in three units and inspired by the world of sailing.
Entirely hand built and the first model of the new Coachbuild department, the Rolls-Royce Boat Tail was designed at the explicit request of the client but at the same time expresses the brand’s new stylistic values. The grille is integrated into the front, while the headlamp design is inspired by that seen on the latest Phantom. The wrap-around windscreen is reminiscent of the glass front panel found on motor launches, while the sloping A-pillar, large volumes at the front and tapered rear are reminiscent of a sporty speedboat.
The steeply sloping rear end is the most characteristic part of the car. The compartment is made of grey Kaleidol wood and inside there is a compartment for drinks and refreshments. For the sunniest days, the design team has provided a parasol and two stools in the same colour as the bodywork.
The interior emphasises the Boat Tail’s relationship with the Drophead, but adopts specific upholstery and materials. The blue leather has stitching that measures 50 degrees, while the horizontal panel of the dashboard is in Kaleidolegno. The price of each Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is expected to be around 20 million euros.