Rolls Royce's 2017 Sweptail, a gigantic $12.8 million Phantom-based coupe with an all-custom, coach-built body and commissioned by a yacht and aircraft specialist, was the first of its kind from the House of Rolls.
Its debut at Italy's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este proved so popular, a number of Rolls-Royce customers asked for custom cars of their own, leading the company to now spin off Coachbuild into a brand division. Rolls Royce describes the division as a "true commission model," where the company and clients collaboratively explore luxury, design and culture.
In particular, three customers with a passion for contemporary nautical design wanted something never seen before. The result, after four years of development, is the hand-built Boat Tail, another automotive equivalent of haute couture. It is based on Rolls-Royce's own Architecture of Luxury, a modular platform that underpins the Phantom, Cullinan and Ghost.