£13m Rolls Royce Sweptail FIRST DRIVING SHOTS

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The £13m Rolls-Royce Sweptail is a one-off car built for a client who wanted something bespoke and exclusive. I was lucky enough to see it driving around at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed, after seeing it static at the McLaren F1 Rally in early june. It is the most expensive new car ever.

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The Sweptail features the same underpinnings as a regular Phantom Coupe and has bespoke interior and exterior styling inspired by Rolls-Royce models from the 1920s and luxury yachts.

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When viewed from the front, the most obvious change is the addition of a huge grille said to be one of the largest ever fitted to a modern-day car to wear the Spirit of Ecstasy. The front also includes new lights and a redesigned bumper.

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The Sweptail’s single-piece panoramic roof is one of the largest and most complex pieces of glass ever put on a car. Framed by polished aluminum rails, it allows you to look at “generous quantities of polished Macassar Ebony and open-pore Paldao” inside the cabin. Like, a small exotic forest’s worth.

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Rolls-Royce integrated a pair of carbon fiber panniers behind the opening of the coach doors, capable of hiding a laptop on each side.

 Luggage space in the trunk remains more than adequate, not unlike the 6.75-liter V12’s power delivery.The $13 Million RR Sweptback: Rolls-Royce heard that Bentley offers many bespoke options, and thought that was cute.

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