Rolls-Royce is not any stranger to Monterey Automotive Week, or the whims of billionaire consumers for that matter. For an organization that prides itself on coachbuilding, the California present is a novel alternative to show simply what its specialists, engineers, and artisans can do when value is not any object. Therefore, 2023’s Rolls-Royce Droptail.
Although immediately recognizable as a Rolls-Royce, Droptail nonetheless manages to be an enormous departure for the automaker. The primary roadster physique fashion within the firm’s fashionable historical past, it consists of an aerodynamically-functional “dropping” rear finish paying homage to a crusing yacht’s profile. Scorching rod aesthetics impressed the low-slung glasshouse, significantly when the detachable onerous high is fitted. That high is crafted from carbon fiber and options an electrochromic glass panel that may be dimmed to regulate how a lot mild comes into the cabin.
Inside, in the meantime, that is minimalism, Rolls-Royce fashion. Two seats, simply three seen buttons, and a sweeping picket console. Solely 4 Droptails will probably be constructed, every distinctive, and that includes a stronger model of the automaker’s 6.6-liter V12 engine.
As for a way a lot membership within the very, very unique Droptail homeowners membership may cost, Rolls-Royce is not giving particular numbers. All of the automaker will say is that Droptail is a “extra concerned” undertaking than the 2021 Rolls-Royce Boat Tail was. Provided that automotive was rumored to price round $28 million, a $30+ million price ticket for the Droptail appears as doable as it’s surprising.