When people think about Expensive cars, the names that come to mind are usually German and Italian brands such as Mercedes-Benz and Lamborghini. However, during the recently held Concorso d'Eleganza at Villa d'Este event in Lake Como in Italy, Rolls-Royce unveiled a one-off bespoke model that is technically the most expensive brand new car ever.

A one-of-a-kind luxury vehicle

Aside from being expensive, the Rolls-Royce “Sweptail” is perhaps the most unique vehicle the brand has ever created specifically for one customer. After having followed all of its customer’s specification and eccentric requests, the car that was born out of the deal is estimated to have cost the buyer around $12.7 million.

According to the company, it apparently took them four years to finish building the luxurious beast of a vehicle for one discerning customer who had his own ideas of what a Roll-Royce should be. The company revealed that the owner of the vehicle is actually one of their “most valued customers” that is a true connoisseur and collector of luxury aircraft and luxury yachts.

Drawing inspiration

The engineers and craftsmen who worked on the “Sweptail” took their inspiration from several of the company's most iconic offerings in the 1920s and the 1930s. Some of the inspirations include the 1925 Phantom I Round Door, the 1934 Phantom II Streamline Saloon, and the 1934 Park Ward 20/25 Limousine Coupe.

The result is a huge two-seater coupe that sports the World’s first and largest uninterrupted panoramic glass roof. The complex glass roof lets in enough sunlight to highlight the interior’s different materials, which includes polished Macassar Ebony, open-pore Paldao wood, and a wide variety of expensive leathers.

Tailor made

The company also stated that everything on the vehicle's interior and exterior was tailor-made for the specific customer. Everything was matched to his taste. The “Sweptail” features some very unique features including a motorized and chilled champagne dispenser in the center console, which releases the bottle at a specific angle for easy reach.

The outboard walls of the interior also feature identical panniers that deploy bespoke attaché cases made specifically for the customer. The cases were hand-made using carbon fiber, wrapped in the most expensive leather, and finished with titanium clasps and locks.

The company’s CEO, Torsten Muller-Otvos, mentioned during the event that they were very proud of what they had created. According to the CEO, the Rolls-Royce “Sweptail” is the expression of the “romance of travel” and is the epitome of the “world’s great intercontinental tourers.”