Rolls-Royce Design Registration May Reveal Droptop Followup To Sweptail
Rolls-Royce appears to be working on a droptop version of the Sweptail which will likely be a single concept or concept to come. The images are from a design depot in Brazil on July 21. Check mark Spias was the first to see the images.
The roof is the most visually interesting aspect of this vehicle. The renderings do not explicitly state whether the parts running from the top to the sides of the rear deck are secured in place or removable. We believe this is a bikini style coating in a style similar to the Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder.
The front end design directly resembles the Sweptail. There are large, circular headlights with thin LED strips above them. The Rolls branded multi-slatted grille occupies the space between the lamps. Compared to the Sweptail, the chrome rib on the hood is absent from this vehicle.
Looking at the rear in profile, the bridge and bumper tapers to a point in a style similar to Sweptail. Looking from the top, there are vertical lines across the trunk. We suspect this is a teak wood deck similar to the rear of some of Rolls’ previous droptop vehicles, like the Dawn. As a final touch, there are slim LED taillights.
A 2018 BMW trademark filing for “Boat Tail” may indicate the intended name for this vehicle. The nickname would definitely go with the wood on the aft deck. It would go well with the Sweptail, too.
If this model is like the Sweptail, expect Rolls to make just one and charge a huge price tag. The company never confirmed the cost of acquiring the previous model, but there was a rumor that this figure was as high as £ 10million (the equivalent of $ 12.8million at the time).
A launch date for this vehicle is a complete mystery. With so many auto gatherings canceled due to COVID-19, it’s unclear where Rolls-Royce might host its debut. A dedicated event is however an option.