Rolls-Royce has unveiled the second of three Boat Tail convertibles. The car was created by the division of Rolls-Royce Coachbuild, and is a “Phantom” with the original body and special trim. For example, the Boat Tail body paint was inspired by pearl shells; its back is finished in hazel veneer, while the Spirit of Ecstasy figurine is in rose gold. The cost of the car is not specified, but the first copy of the series, according to some reports, cost buyers $ 28 million.
The Boat Tail convertible is reminiscent of the golden era of bodybuilding and was the first product of the newly formed Rolls-Royce Coachbuild division. The circulation is limited to three copies. The first one was shown last year. Now the second one is ready. He made his debut at the Villa d’Este Competition of Elegance in Italy. The customer of Yacht Tail is the owner of a family business for pearl mining. He owes his success to his father, and the car is nothing more than a tribute to the family heritage.
The Boat Tail is based on the Architecture of Luxury platform of the “eighth” Phantom. The body is made of solid sheets of aluminum with a minimum of joints, which gives the car a resemblance to the racing yachts of the early 20th century. The color – a mix of oyster and soft pink – was inspired by pearl shells provided by the client himself. One of the most complex colors in the Bespoke department contains large white and bronze mica “flakes” that make the paint shimmer in different lighting conditions.
Contrasting cognac hood is made specifically for the convertible. Bronze and gold aluminum flecks, as well as frosted matte lacquer, give it depth and a warm tone. The lower part of the body is lined with carbon fiber, in the structure of which a rose gold thread is woven.
The precious metal is also used for the Spirit of Ecstasy figurine. The stern with butterfly wings is finished with hazel veneer. Over time, it will change color and will approach cognac in tone. The cabin is adorned with the same Royal Walnut veneer and body-color leather with pearl trim.
At the same time, the clock face on the center console, levers and switches are made of mother-of-pearl. The material for them is taken from the client’s own collection. But the Phantom equipment remained untouched, that is, a 6.75-liter V12 biturbo engine (571 hp, 900 Nm) and an eight-speed automatic ZF were installed under the hood. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail convertible has passed the required driving test cycle and is certified for public roads.
According to some reports, the first Rolls-Royce Boat Tail belongs to singer Beyoncé and her husband, rapper Jay-Z. The car cost them $28 million.