Here’s What Makes The Rolls Royce Boat Tail Worth $28 Million
The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, a yacht on wheels, is undoubtedly the new pinnacle of luxury in the world of automobiles. […]
The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, a yacht on wheels, is undoubtedly the new pinnacle of luxury in the world of automobiles.
The 2022 Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is a masterpiece of craftsmanship. It is a machine that everyone admires, but only a few can get their hands on. It’s a hand-built vehicle from England’s Goodwood. Inspired from a yacht and crafted for the urban jungle, it is designed by the head of the coach build design Alex Innes. Rolls-Royce has been the king of impeccable coachbuilding for ages, and the automaker knows its customers’ expectations of their machines. Rolls-Royce unveiled the Boat Tail at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy in 2021. The client of this pearl-inspired Boat Tail wanted to give his father a tribute with this vehicle. Rolls Royce was known for its magnificent design and engineering, inspired by aircraft, and now, it has moved to yachts!
A Dive into the Sea of Luxury
Inspired by the yacht design, the men of Goodwood indeed came up with something which their client would not have thought of. This yacht on wheels took 4 years of hard work to see the light of day. But, as the name Boat Tail suggests, it draws its inspiration from the sea.
The 2022 Boat Tail is the 2nd car under the same name and is a one-off vehicle. It is 228 inches long, with some design cues from a yacht, like the wraparound windshield and a beautiful dual-tone oyster and soft rose exterior. The car’s hood is painted in a cognac color with bronze and mica flakes with an exemplary crystalized and ice matt coating. The body has a pearlescent finish that changes under different light conditions.
The wheels are something else that you don’t see every day. They are rose gold plated with laser etching to make them contrast with the car. Rolls-Royce said they’ve never come up with something like this on a production car, and the wheels are rated to a speed of 155 MPH. The powerhouse of this car is the BMW N74 B68 engine. It’s a 6.75-liter V12 engine that powers the Phantom, Ghost, and Cullinan. The engine churns out 563 bhp at 5,250 RPM and 664 lb-ft of twist force at as low as 1,500 RPM. The Boat Tail can simply be termed as a combination of refined luxury and unmatched mechanical performance.
The iconic Pantheon grille is worth all the admiration. But this time, the manufacturer hasn’t used the stainless-steel material; instead, they made the iconic grill with a single block of aluminum. The top and bottom sections of the grille have been painted in a cognac hue that just conceals inside the bumper and hood, so the only noticeable thing left is the shiny aluminum grille.
Rediscovering the Once-in-a-Lifetime Moment
A descendant of a pearling industry magnate wanted the Boat Tail to match their business ideology. So, just like the exteriors inspired by the pearl effect, the same goes for the interiors. The client of this bespoke car provided the mother of pearls to Rolls-Royce, which is embedded in the instrument cluster and in the unique timepiece that sits on the car’s dashboard.
The owner of this car was firm with the chrome finish rather than rose gold which matches the car’s design and shade. The chrome finish can also be found on the door handles and A-pillars. The rose gold pinstripes with royal walnut veneers are also worth the look.
The Nouvelle Cuisine
The rear of the Boat Tail has a wooden deck that conceals the ‘hosting suite’, which consists of a double champagne chiller designed especially for the client who is fond of vintages, silver cutlery, glassware, and plates. It’s a fine dining experience on royal wheels. This car has almost everything that one can expect from an automaker of such grand stature.
Boat Tail emblems engraved on the shiny silver cutlery are housed on the opposite deck. Beautiful porcelain plates with platinum rims have been provided on the deck top. For a sunny day, it also has an umbrella which the company calls a ‘parasol’, two cloth stools that pop out of the rear deck, and two wooden cocktails on either side of the rear deck.
Why is it so Expensive?
The Boat Tail is the 2nd iteration of Rolls-Royce after the Swept Tail, which was launched in 2017 and carried a price tag of a whopping $12.8 million making it the most expensive car of 2017. Swept Tail was a one-off, too, and was made at the request of a yacht and aircraft specialist. However, the company returned with more extravagance and luxury in the 2021 Boat Tail, which came with a $28 million precise tag, making it the most expensive car in the world.
The 2022 Rolls-Royce Boat Tail with pearl-inspired paint is truly a unique & emotional affair. This yacht on wheels is a fine example of meticulous craftsmanship and is certainly something worth admiring. Rolls-Royce has, yet again, done a fabulous job and proved that no one can perfect luxury and engineering like them.