Complete Personal Luxury


The mere idea of a modern coachbuilt Rolls⁠-⁠Royce was not enough for one Rolls⁠-⁠Royce connoisseur.


This individual approached the marque with his own idea of a two-seat Rolls⁠-⁠Royce that he wanted to be created in the here and now. That motor car is here, now and is christened ‘Sweptail’. In a nod to the swept-tail of certain Rolls-Royces from the 1920s, admired by the client so much, he asked Rolls⁠-⁠Royce to reimagine this feature on his one-off motor car.


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The panoramic glass roof invites one into the magnificent interior

An uninterrupted glass roof, one of the largest and most complex ever seen on a motor car of any marque, allows the cabin to be flooded with natural light, animating a host of beautifully handcrafted materials and componentry.
The size, scale and complexity of the glass roof’s curvature is a marvel to behold, and from above again accentuates the speed and elegance of ‘Sweptail’. Creating the ambience of the interior of the motor car, the glass of the roof is framed by polished aluminium rails that channel it into a vanishing point at the rearmost extremity of the cabin.

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unique character

As one moves around to the side of ‘Sweptail’ one finds that it is the striking silhouette that defines its unique character. Flowing as they do from upright and formal frontal aspect, the lines of ‘Sweptail’ resolve into a sveltely elegant form. The scale and grandeur of this regal looking coupé is evident. From the leading edge of the windscreen, the roofline accelerates as it fires backwards towards the rear of the motor car, overshooting the boot lid edge to emphasise its length. The longer side window graphic and wide C-pillar finisher underscore the length and proportions of this more wondrous of conveyances.

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“Sweptail is the automotive equivalent of Haute Couture,”

“It is a Rolls⁠-⁠Royce designed and hand-tailored to fit a specific customer. This customer came to the House of Rolls⁠-⁠Royce with an idea, shared in the creative process where we advised him on his cloth, and then we tailored that cloth to him. You might say we cut the cloth for the suit of clothes that he will be judged by.”

Giles Taylor, Director of Design at Rolls⁠-⁠Royce Motor Cars.