Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has presented a coachbuilt masterpiece Boat Tail at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. For only two days, guests and journalists were able to admire the car’s remarkable coachbuilt construction and extraordinary Bespoke detailing, which were designed and hand-built in a highly demanding technical and creative project lasting almost four years.
Boat Tail demonstrates Rolls-Royce’s commitment to coachbuilding as a central part of its future direction and portfolio. It continues a contemporary coachbuilding movement that began with Sweptail, the first coachbuilt Rolls-Royce, which also made its first public appearance at Villa d’Este back in 2017.
The one-of-a-kind creation features the bodywork and interior that are designed and produced to the client’s specifications. The first Rolls-Royce Boat Tail was commissioned by a globally successful couple who wanted to create a celebratory car to enjoy with their family. The striking convertible takes its name from a 1932 Rolls-Royce Boat Tail from the couple’s private collection.
First staged in 1929 on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is one of the most important events on the international lifestyle calendar. Normally held in May, the 2021 event took place from 1-3 October 2021, with Boat Tail presented to the world, for the first time.