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Land Yacht: The Rolls-Royce Boattail Is A One Off Exercise In Luxury And Styling


Land Yacht: The Rolls-Royce Boattail Is A One Off Exercise In Luxury And Styling

(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.


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3 thoughts on “Land Yacht: The Rolls-Royce Boattail Is A One Off Exercise In Luxury And Styling

  1. Maxwell Smart

    I’ll take a ’72 Buick Riv. boat tail over this any day. It seems that all the design teams of today have hit a brick wall and seem to think that ugly is the only way to go.

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  2. Gary Perkinson

    As with so many other cars today, here’s an otherwise passable vehicle that’s completely ruined by gigantic rims…WHY WHY WHY??? Just watch all the shows: Kindig, FantomWorks, Texas Metal, Iron Resurrection…cool cars, cool restorations, AWFUL wheels…”Hey, how do you like those 29-inchers?!?”

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