Rolls-Royce had mesmerizing articles to show at last year’s postponed Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. In the event, the company premiered its first Boat Tail, a bespoke creation that tops the list of world’s most expensive new cars at a said $28 million. Now, at the next Concorso, the company has launched another Boat Tail, the second in a series limited to just three cars. This model is a whisky-tinged cigar, complete with walnut decks, rose gold accents and a built-in picnic area.
This latest model is one of only three Boat Tails that Rolls-Royce plans to ever make. This Boat Tail was commissioned by a businessman whose family fortune lies in the pearling industry. The Boat Tail is a homage to this family heritage along with being a piece of functional modern art.
The project began with a series of four pearl shells from the client’s collection, inspiring the unique color. It starts with a foundation of oyster and soft rose embellished with large white and bronze mica flakes that add a pearlescent effect that changes subtly in different light conditions.
The darker hood and rear deck both contrast with the base paint. The hood is of cognac-shaded blend that incorporates bronze and gold aluminum mica flakes and has a layer of crystal and iced matt clear coat. The winged rear deck lids are made from Royal Walnut wood veneers with inlaid rose gold pinstripes. These front and rear contrast elements are connected by a matching soft-top.
The interior continues the unique look of the exterior, with walnut veneers, cognac and oyster-colored leathers, and rose gold and mother-of-pearl accents throughout. There is a classic timepiece in the centre of the dashboard, made from mother-of-pearl sourced from the client’s collection.
The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail II was introduced on the shores of Lake Como, Italy over the weekend and will adorn the buyer’s private car collection museum.