The Rolls Royce Sweptail Is The Most Expensive Car In The World Even Billionaires Can’t Buy

Rolls-Royace Sweptail

June 6th, 2017   |   Updated on March 2nd, 2024

A few days ago, the most expensive car in the world was the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita at $4.8 million or INR 31 crores. Here’s Jay Leno talking about his Trevita

Rolls-Royce released the Rolls-Royce Sweptail, a one-of-a-kind car, inspired by their coaches from the 20s and 30s. How much does it cost? A whopping $12.8 million or INR 83 crores. That’s more than what all of us together earn in a financial year. What makes it so special? Well, the name for one.

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The car is a custom-made two-seat coupe with a panoramic glass sunroof. It has the classic ‘Swept Tail’ look which is where it gets its name from too.

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The CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Torsten Muller-Otvos, “Sweptail is a truly magnificent car. It exudes the romance of travel for its own sake, and immediately places ‘Sweptail’ in the pantheon of the world’s great  intercontinental tourers.”

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If you are a billionaire you’re probably making calls trying to place an order for one right now. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to get your hands on the Sweptail. No, it’s not because you don’t meet the ‘Rolls-Royce Standard.’ It’s because they made just one, to-order, for an undisclosed client.

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This video is probably as close as we’re ever going to get to the actual car. Yes, it looks just as good in real-life as it did in the reveal trailer above:

Here’s a list of 15 luxury and hottest cars that most of us can only dream of. Check out below

1. Bugatti Chiron

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The one with nigh-on 1,500bhp, four turbos, a top speed of 260mph and very possibly the most expensive car in the world once Bugatti’s clientele has specified which particular sea mammal’s skin they’d like draped over the seats. But beneath the garnish and the top trumps, the Chiron looks like a stunning piece of kit, a son of Veyron that’s more powerful, more aerodynamically efficient and several hundred per cent better looking than its legendary dad.


2. Alfa Romeo Stelvio

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The new Alfa Romeo Stelvio is heavily based upon the foundations for the Giulia saloon, which ripped up the form book last year by actually being good. This Quadrifoglio version relies on the same mechanicals as the Giulia Quadrifoglio saloon, which it turn means this is a family SUV powered by what is to a large extent a Ferrari engine.

3. Ford GT

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It’s 2017’s most hotly-awaited supercar, the GT. And with the 2016 Le Mans class win disappearing into history, the road car has to step up to shoulder that halo effect status – and justify a price twice that applied to the old Ford GT. This time, we’ve got a turbocharged V6 instead of a V8, a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox instead of a manual, and the most outlandish aero of any street car this side of the hybrid holy trinity.

4. BMW X2

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It’s the production version of the X2 concept pictured above that’s spearheading BMW’s attack on the funky crossover segment. Evoques and Q2s, be afraid. Both of those cars win at style.


5. Mazda CX-5

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Good car, the old CX-5. Decent to drive, decent looking, decently practical – it wasn’t bedroom wall material, but it covered all the basics off really well and was well-priced to boot. The sequel has a hard act to follow, but already looks smarter on the outside and more premium inside.


6. Alpine, um, sports car Cayman rival thingy

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2017 brings us a new Alpine. We know it’ll have a four-cylinder turbo motor mounted between the seats and the rear wheels. We know it’s going to have a dual-clutch gearbox. It’ll do 0-62mph in about 4.5 seconds and aim to give an Alfa 4C and Porsche 718 Cayman all sorts of French, retro-rally headaches.


7. Mini Countryman

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You might not be a fan of the Countryman’s looks but there’s no doubt this thing will be a massive seller for Mini as it cashes in once again on the crossover boom and this time adds more off-road ability, space and a dashboard that doesn’t appear to have been made out of old water butts.


8. Lamborghini Huracan Performante

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Here’s good news for the hoards of you who’ve been sitting on a pile of money at least two hundred notes high since 2014, waiting for Lamborghini to turn the wick up on the Huracan. Less weight, more power, and a massive wing will all feature on the successor to the Gallardo Superlegerra: the Huracan Performante.


9. Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster

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Take AMG GT. Remove roof. Create possibly the best-looking Mercedes-Benz that’s currently available. That’s your AMG GT Roadster, available as a standard 467bhp version or in widebody GT C form, complete with bodywork nods to the AMG GT R and a meaty 549bhp delivered courtesy of the familiar 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 motor.


10. Tesla Model 3

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This one might slip to 2018. And if it does, several hundred thousand deposit holders will get mighty peeved, because the pre-order frenzy for Tesla’s most affordable EV yet has been nothing short of unprecedented. It’s priced at $35k before tax breaks, will go up to 215 miles on a charge and ought to hit 62mph in well under six seconds.


11. Land Rover Discovery

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We’ve already had an off-round jaunt in the new Disco. It’s good. Very capable. Just as well, because when we first saw Gerry McGovern’s new design for the boxy icon, there was a worry Land Rover had come over more King’s Road than a king of the outback. Mind you, we worried the same fate for the Evoque, and that’s both ace in the rough and a sales phenomenon.


12. Peugeot 5008

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Peugeot is on a mighty form of late. The 3008 crossover is a genuinely stunning piece of interior design wrapped up in a much more appealing crossover body than the old 3008, which looked like the result of a drunken liaison between an angry Bruce Banner and a robot guinea pig. Now it’s the 5008’s turn – out go the frumpy MPV looks, and in comes detailing and style to make a Kia Sportage or Nissan X-Trail very worried indeed.


13. Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport

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This is the new Insignia and it’s not called Insignia any more. This is now the Insignia Grand Sport. There’s optional LED matrix lighting, a head-up display, stacks of driver aids and Vauxhall’s 24hr-manned call centre guardian angel, OnStar. Inside, the cabin has benefitted from a massive 92mm stretch in wheelbase and borrows new Astra’s dash, blending the IntelliLink touchscreen into a flush glass panel and sitting the driver 30mm lower than in the old Insignia.


14. Honda Civic Type R

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It’s front-wheel drive again. It’s a 2.0-litre turbo, again. It’s got more wing on board than an aircraft carrier. Again. It’s fair to say the philosophy for the new Civic Type R hasn’t moved on much from the old one. But the performance will jump, as Honda chases its Nürburgring lap record crown.


15. VW Golf GTI

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The facelifted Golf GTI is coming. It brings a new, flush-fitting touchscreen and haptic buttons inside and there are new bumpers inspired by the Nurburgring-crushing GTI Clubsport’s aero. Cor. Blimey. There is more power. The 2.0-litre turbo four-pot has been boosted up to 242bhp in GTI Performance guise. And the six-speed DSG that’s been feeling dated for a while now has gone in a skip, with a new seven-speeder arriving for faster shifts and leggier cruising.

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