The Rolls Royce with the tail of a yacht
– Rolls-Royce wanted to unveil its latest incredible concept coupe, with a tail inspired by the world of luxury boating, at the Elegance Competition of Villa d'Este, where already in 2017 it had amazed with the Phantom Sweeptail, the one-off from 11 million euros. However, the shift of the date before and the definitive cancellation of the event – which will take place next year – have left Goodwood, the home of the famous British house, owned by the BMW Group since 1998, to remain this jewel of creativity and craftsmanship that could beat the most expensive car record in the world today disputed between the Phantom Sweeptail and the Bugatti Voiture Noire. To reveal the existence of this project are the drawings presented at the Brazilian patent office which highlight the particular shape of this Wraith-based coupe, clearly inspired by the 'stolen' tail of the motorboats. and which refers to the famous Silver Ghost Boattail Speedster model from 1924. But which also immediately refers to the filing made in 2018 by BMW, at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) of the name Boat Tail, that is, boat tail. It should therefore be yet another example of that philosophy of 'super-exclusivity' already announced by the CEO of Rolls-Royce Torsten Mueller-Otvos and future expression of the unique and tailored luxury towards which the House of Goodwood is heading on the basis of precise market reality. As the specialized magazine AutoExpress writes, this unpublished one-off should be built on the basis of the Wraith coupe, rather than on the company's top model, the Phantom, from which the Sweeptail was derived. flagship of the company. Under the hood should therefore be the same 6.6 liter V12 engine with turbochargers capable of delivering 624 HP and 800 Nm of maximum torque, such as to accelerate the standard Wraith from 0 to 100 in 4.5 seconds and allow a speed maximum (electronically limited) of 250 km / h.