(By Tom Lohnes) – Even if you’re a billionaire, taste in cars isn’t really a natural thing. Whoever wanted this all-new Rolls-Royce Boattail really proved that point.
Based off of a previous-generation Phantom Drophead, the Boattail is a one-off, and that’s where it should say. Between the bolt-upright front end and weird, sloping rear, the boattail is most definitely not pretty. But, it does have some really interesting features, and a few looks towards the future of the ultra-luxe brand.
In the back of the boattail, which is 19 whole feet long, lies two storage containers. The first one is for storing champagne flutes, and the other is a cooler for your drink of choice to go in those flutes. That is an interesting place to put those, because you’d think you would want a drink while you’re being Chauferred in your multi-million-dollar car, but maybe not.
So, what are your thoughts on the boattail? Personally, I don’t love it, but it does preview some design elements of future Rolls-Royce products that actually look great. I wouldn’t exactly be the first to pay $6 million for this thing, but it is definitely an interesting addition to your garage.