The Second Rolls-Royce Boat Tail Coachbuild Is Inspired by Pearls
The clock and touchpoints are made from Mother-of-Pearl.
The second version of the iconic Rolls-Royce Boat Tail was revealed recently at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The Rolls-Royce creation responds to the changing conditions like a chameleon and morphs from light sand to brilliant gold without warning. It is the second Boat Tail till now. The first one was rumoured to be made for Jay Z and Beyonce and based on yacht design. This one has taken inspiration from the pearl industry.
The 19-foot al fresco four-seater manages to reflect its surroundings and never imposes itself upon them. Alex Innes, Rolls-Royce Coachbuild Design boss, stated, “This particular client conveyed to us the desire to create a mirror to the differing environments in which the car would be used, and I can say with some authenticity that only a few weeks ago, we viewed the car with the client in the UK, and its tones were white and simplistic. Here, somehow it is transformed to reflect the terracotta of the scenery around it, transforming its personality.”
It is believed that each Boat Tail would cost US$ 30 million to its clients. A pearl-industry magnate apparently commissions this one. Rolls-Royce describes the magnate as “widely travelled, internationally educated and cosmopolitan in his tastes and influences.” This Boat Tail will become an addition to this person’s “sizable collection of classic and modern cars housed in a dedicated private museum.” It is believed that the owner is paying homage to his father via the car. Hence, the paint scheme seemingly contains a blend of oyster and soft rose. It also has large white and bronze mica flakes embedded for a glittering effect. Some believe it is the most complex and time-consuming paint finish ever done by Rolls-Royce.
The pearl theme of the Boat Tail continues with the contrasting cognac-coloured bonnet. It contains bronze and gold-coloured aluminium mica flakes. Even the lower sills have a rose gold woven thread. The rear deck has a Royal Walnut veneer with rose gold-plated pinstripes and a satin-brushed finish, while the vast Pantheon Grille looks appealing with the Spirit of Ecstasy draped in rose gold. The interior mimics the exterior design philosophy as it has cognac and oyster-coloured leathers, and the walnut veneer is matched with rose gold and mother-of-pearl accents. Have a look at the piece of art created by Rolls-Royce below.
Rolls-Royce Boat Tail
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