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Rolls-Royce Unveils Its Second Boat Tail, Worth Rs 200 Crore

The bonnet of the Boat Tail is finished in Cognac, with rose gold sills.

The second of only three ultra-limited Rolls-Royce Boat Tail models – each worth around £20 million (over Rs 200 crore) – has been revealed ahead of its debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este this weekend.

  • Wooden deck in the rear conceals a bespoke hosting suite
  • Dash, armrests and seats have a pearlescent finish
  • Will make its public debut on May 21

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A design commissioned by a customer whose family owns a pearl business is featured on the hand-built model. The Boat Tail, according to Rolls-Royce, is a color blend of “oyster and soft rose,” with a pearlescent finish that changes depending on the light.

The bonnet, which is finished in a “cognac color,” has bronze and aluminum mica flakes, as well as a crystalized and ice matt coating, and was designed specifically for the model. Meanwhile, the sills are rose gold in color.

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A wooden deck has been added to the back of the car, concealing a bespoke “hosting suite,” complete with an umbrella and a unique “butterfly design” dining set.

The interior is finished in walnut-colored leather with rose gold accents and a walnut veneer. The leather on the dashboard, armrests, center console, and seats has a pearlescent finish, according to Rolls-Royce.

Walnut was chosen, according to the company, because it “matures over time” and will eventually resemble the cognac-colored bonnet.

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Meanwhile, the transmission tunnel is made of walnut veneer and has gold pinstripes to match the rear deck. On the dashboard is a bespoke pearl-colored timepiece.

“Every Rolls-Royce Coachbuild commission is, of course, incredibly special, but there was an additional depth of feeling in this case,” said Alex Innes, Rolls-head Royce’s of Coachbuild design.

On May 21, an example of the Boat Tail will make its public debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza on the Italian shores of Lake Como.

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Last year, the previous Rolls-Royce Boat Tail model was also unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, though that event was in October.

With a rumoured price of around £20 million (over Rs 200 crore), the previous car was the most expensive Rolls-Royce ever built, and nearly double the price of the Rolls-Royce Sweptail. The price of this newly revealed car has yet to be determined by the company.

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