Ultra exclusive Rolls-Royce Boat Tail convertible commission floats in

Just three Boat Tails have been built, with this one heading to a very special Rolls-Royce customer


Rolls-Royce has revealed another ultra-exclusive Boat Tail commission, showcasing some incredible levels of personalisation, luxury and rarity. Just three Boat Tails are planned for production with previous models going to rap superstar Jay-Z and a wealthy Chinese businessman. 

Rolls-Royce says this car has been built for “a patron whose family business has grown from his father’s origins in the pearling industry”.

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The luxury car maker says that the client presented four pearl shells to provide inspiration for the car’s golden exterior colour. The hand-built Boat Tail also houses a unique ‘butterfly-design hosting suite’ on what Rolls-Royce calls the rear deck. There’s also the ‘Pantheon Grille’ at the front, which is milled from a single, solid billet of aluminium. The iconic Spirit of Ecstasy is fashioned in rose gold.

The interior uses a mix of cognac and oyster-coloured leather and Royal Walnut veneer throughout. There’s also rose gold pinstripes on the centre console and the dashboard features a clock supplied by the client from his own extensive collection. 

There are no changes mechanically to this Boat Tail from others in the commission, with it measuring a gargantuan 5.8 metres long. It uses a modified version of the Phantom’s aluminium space frame architecture and under the bonnet the same twin-turbocharged 6.75-litre V12 engine.

Rolls-Royce hasn’t revealed performance figures but the engine should produce the same 536bhp and 900Nm of torque as the Phantom so expect a 0-62mph time of around 5.3 seconds. It’s unlikely that kind of spirited driving will ever occur with this Boat Tail with a price tag of around £22million. 

This model of the Boat Tail will be revealed publicly at the Concorso d’Eleganza, Villa d’Este concours meeting on 21 May. 

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