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This is the new Rolls-Royce Boat Tail

In the picturesque setting of Lake Como, the new Rolls-Royce Boat Tail made its world debut: an amazing car with a color mix of oysters and soft pink with added white and bronze mica flakes. Text: Fleur de Jong
Image: Rolls-Royce Motor CarsWith the new Rolls-Royce, the manufacturer shows what it is capable of. A unique car that was built entirely according to the wishes of the customer who wanted to pay tribute to his father's family business in the pearl industry. The car will be the second of its kind in the world, a total of three Boat Tails will be made especially for customers.

Rolls-Royce created Coachbuild, especially for extra special requests from its most loyal customers. The brand calls it an extraordinary privilege to be able to make the car: “Every Rolls-Royce Coachbuild assignment is of course incredibly special; but in this case it contained an extra layer of feeling. Creating a car that honors a respected customer's father and family history is an extraordinary privilege; a responsibility we took very seriously. The client's deep-rooted bond with Boat Tail was a great inspiration and the result goes far beyond just a means of transportation."

Excluding picnics

The car is built entirely by hand, with the body panels made from huge, single aluminum plates to create the distinctive outline inspired by the racing yachts of the early twentieth century. The unique aft deck is also reminiscent of the world of yachts and is made of the so-called Royal Walnut veneer. A unique property of this material is that the wood matures over time and over the years takes on a cognac color that is identical to the color of the hood. The aft deck also contains two fold-out panels including a luxury picnic set, a parasol, chairs, crockery and a champagne cooler.

Timepiece from private collection

There's even more walnut veneer inside the car, with rose gold pinstripes and mother-of-pearl accents. In the center of the dashboard, a mother-of-pearl timepiece has been chosen, supplied by the customer himself, from his own private collection. 

Rolls-Royce does not reveal how much the Boat Tail costs, but the price is reportedly around 28 million. The question is whether we will encounter the work of art more often on the road in the future, because the owner already has an extensive collection of classic and modern cars, which are housed in a special private museum. Also read: 'This is the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore'