10 Things You Should Know About The New Rolls-Royce Boat Tail
The all-new Rolls-Royce Boat Tail challenges the notion of what a motor car is and creates a new definition of what a motor car means. Here are 10 things you should know about the luxury motor car:
- The first Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is a curation of exceptional thoughts, concepts, and items, which culminate to form the clients’ perfect experience.
2. The first to be ever built was commissioned by a globally successful couple who are highly proficient in the appointment of Rolls-Royces, truly personify connoisseurship; their luxury curation is an art form in itself.
3. Their desire was to create a response to a life of hard work, success achieved, and celebration required. Their Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is joyful, a celebratory car to enjoy with their family.
4. Their new commission was inspired by a motor car in their private collection; a 1932 Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, lovingly restored, by them, in time for their modern Boat Tail’s completion.
5. Rolls-Royce Boat Tail presents a wonderful new aesthetic for the marque, balancing previously unseen levels of sculpture with discrete, sometimes playful functionality. The creation tells the romantic tale of Rolls-Royce’s history, echoing a Boat Tail design but not explicitly mimicking it, fusing a historical body type with a thoroughly contemporary design.
6. It comes with nautical references that are very suggestive. The wrap-around windscreen recalls the visor on motor launches, while the gentle rearward lean of the A-pillar, the large, crisp volumes at the front, and the tapered rear create a gesture that recalls a motor launch rising out of water under power.
7. When viewed from the rear, the body resolves in a gentle sharpening of the form. As with the front, a horizontal emphasis is established at the rear with wide, deep-set lamps – a break from the expected vertical Rolls-Royce lamp iconography.
8. It is nearly 5.8m long, its generosity of proportion and clarity of surface present a graceful and relaxed stance.
9. The front profile is centred on a new treatment of Rolls-Royce’s iconic pantheon grille and lights. The grille becomes an integral part of the front end, not an applique; freedom of design bestowed only upon models within the Coachbuild portfolio.
10. The bonnet is hand-painted, a first for Rolls-Royce.