Rolls-Royce Sweptail Works Fine As A Convertible, Doesn’t It?

Rolls-Royce broke the mold by presenting the one-off Sweptail during the 2017 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este last month, on the shores of lake Como, Italy.

Not only it’s a one-off, commissioned by a connoisseur, with special exterior and interior design, but it also became the most expensive new car ever sold, carrying a massive price tag of almost $13 million.

There’s no way of knowing when, or if, the British marque releases anything close to it. Even so, the Sweptail has been rendered as a convertible, or Drophead Coupe in Rolls-speak, by XTomi.

Despite looking the boss, with lines inspired by classic Rolls-Royce cars from the 1920s and luxury yachts, this exclusive machine uses the same underpinnings as a regular Phantom Coupe, which will eventually be replaced by a new generation that’s currently in the works.

Expected to debut next year, it will ride on a new architecture, shared with other future products that will join the brand’s family, including the SUV, and it should use a re-worked version of the 6.75-liter V12 engine that powers the outgoing models.

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  • mb4design

    Ugly in any variety.

  • Mr. Crankypants

    No and stop showing this ugly monstrosity

    It’s like posting a pic of Godzilla and claiming, “isn’t she pretty!?”

  • Howard Rosenbaum

    Gee, 13 million & it shares the same underpinnings as a phantom coupe I test drove over 5 years ago or so when they were offering $80,000 discounts off sticker. It drove like a truck. Sure, a very comfortable truck. Perhaps land yacht is more descriptive . Wonder what modifications to the underpinnings an extra couple of million would have accomplished …

  • brn

    Even fuglier as a convertible.

  • Enter Ranting

    I’ve never seen googly eyes on a car before!

  • emjayay

    There are some nice aspects to the Sweptail, but that front end is an affront to art and aerodynamics.

  • Shane

    Looks like a face of a person who has had too much botox and plastic surgery.

  • Craig

    No. It doesn’t.

  • Marty

    I just can’t get it. Why does the Rolls Royce management believe that the “Rolls Royce of car design” is russian military trucks?

    The Rolls Royce of car design used to be Rolls Royce.

  • javier

    that car is absurdly, cartoonishly bad looking

  • Smith

    It does not work as a Rolls Royce, so it certainly does not work as a convertible. It is BUTT ugly!

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    My god that is an Ugly car…rich people are so weird. Build something that looks like shi+, make them in limited numbers and put an astronomical price on it and they will buy them….RR is a master at it!

    • r.burns

      Poor people like you are so egocentric that they think their taste is universal

      • Auf Wiedersehen

        I am neither of your descriptions…but thanks for the input

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