Rolls-Royce Motor Cars recently unveiled their newest Boat Tail coachbuilt commission – one of only three that will ever be made.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Chief Executive Officer Torsten Müller-Ötvös stated, “Coachbuild elevates our work as a House of Luxury into a new space; it is the haute couture of our industry. For the commissioning patron it offers the ultimate in individuality, self-expression and Bespoke service. Far more than just a beautiful motor car, a coachbuilt creation becomes a legacy that embodies something extraordinarily personal and emotionally resonant for each client. For our designers, too, Coachbuild provides unparalleled creative freedom; opportunities to take design, materials, engineering and craftsmanship to the very highest levels. For Rolls-Royce as a marque, it is both a return to our roots and a contemporary revolution, in which we deliver the impossible in conventional automotive manufacturing into a stunning reality.”
Recently, at Concorso d’Eleganza, Villa d’Este 2022 held on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy, they unveiled the Boat Tail. It is a masterpiece of sophistication, restraint, attention to detail, and simple elegance.
At the heart of the Rolls-Royce Coachbuild is that each commission is unique and that it reflects the preference, sensibilities, and history of its owner. The Boat Tail was commissioned by a client whose family business has expanded from the pearling industry that was his father’s business.
Internationally educated and is widely travelled, the client has a varied tastes and influences. A known patron of the arts, the client also has a sizable collection of classic and modern cars that are kept in a dedicated private museum.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Head of Coachbuild Design Alex Innes shared, “Every Rolls-Royce Coachbuild commission is, of course, incredibly special; but in this case, there was an additional depth of feeling. Creating a motor car in honour of a revered client’s father and family history is an extraordinary privilege; a responsibility that we took very much to heart. The commissioning patron’s deep-rooted connection to Boat Tail is an inspiration – the result far exceeds a means of conveyance to become, quite literally, a moving work of art.”
Completely hand-built, the body panels of the Boat Tail used vast, single sheets of aluminum to distinctive outline that is reminiscent of the racing yachts of the early 20th century. In every angle, this moving work of art is completely unique.
The Boat Tail projects a certain sophistication coming from the clients’ extensive and personal knowledge of luxury. For the overall design aesthetic is restrained. Each material was carefully chosen with their specific details that is highly personal while also paying homage to the client’s father.
At the start of the commissioning process, Rolls-Royce Coachbuild Designers were presented with a variety of four pearl shells by the client. From his private collection, it was personally selected for their distinct color and complexity. These same shells were the inspiration for the exterior color of the Boat Tail and it is one of the most complex Bespoke finishes that Rolls-Royce has ever created.
The color’s foundation is a shimmering mixture of oyster and soft rose. They added large, white and bronze mica flakes and it created this unique pearlescent quality that ever so subtly changes colors in different light conditions. The bonnet was given a contrasting cognac color specially made for the Boat Tail. It also had fine bronze and gold colored aluminum mica flakes and a layer of crystal and iced matt clear coat giving the appearance of the Boat
Title: Rolls-Royce Presents The Boat Tail (With Picture Gallery)
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Published Date: Mon, 23 May 2022 17:24:25 +0000