Rolls-Royce Swep­tail

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The be­spoke ‘Swep­tail’ is with­out ques­tion a Rolls-Royce that fits to the mar­que’s DNA, a per­sonal mo­tor car like no other for its com­mis­sion­ing pa­tron. At­ten­tion is first drawn to the con­fi­dent and solid char­ac­ter of the front pro­file, cen­tred on a new treat­ment of the iconic Rolls-Royce Pan­theon grille. The largest of any mod­ern era Rolls-Royce, the grille is milled from solid alu­minium be­fore be­ing painstak­ingly pol­ished by hand to a mir­ror fin­ish. The pe­riph­ery of the front face of ‘Swep­tail’ is framed in brushed alu­minium. Mov­ing along to the side of the ‘Swep­tail’ one finds that it is the strik­ing sil­hou­ette that de­fines its unique char­ac­ter. Flow­ing as they do from up­right and for­mal frontal as­pect, the lines of ‘Swep­tail’ re­solve into a svel­tely el­e­gant form. The scale and grandeur of this re­gal look­ing coupé is ev­i­dent. From the lead­ing edge of the wind­screen, the roofline ac­cel­er­ates as it fires back­wards to­wards the rear of the mo­tor car, over­shoot­ing the boot lid edge to em­pha­sise its length. The coup de gras of the rear is the ul­ti­mate homage to the world of racing yachts that inspired the client, with its raked stern. Seen di­rectly from be­hind, the rear ta­per con­trasts strongly with the front of the mo­tor car, shap­ing a com­pletely new per­cep­tion of a dra­matic Rolls-Royce Coupé. Fin­ish­ing off the un­clut­tered rear of this one-off mo­tor car, is its iden­ti­fier and reg­is­tra­tion num­ber, 08, the two num­bers milled from in­gots of alu­minium and hand-pol­ished.

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