With coolers for champagnes, parasol, and accessories to set up a luxury picnic, the exclusive Rolls-Royce Boat-Tail is a novel design tailor-made for customers. Unveiling the new and luxurious Boat-Tail mode, Rolls-Royce proves that it’s the rightful holder of the record for producing the most expensive car on the market. The model wears the crown of being the most expensive car in the world. To date, only one piece was exclusively manufactured for an anonymous client and is priced around $28 million.
A New Legacy
The Boat-Tail model is said to be made solely at the request of a globally successful couple, who have previously owned these luxurious cars. Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce, said that the Boat-Tail model was born out of the desire to create a legacy and as a toast to success, calling it the culmination of collaboration, effort, ambition, and time. He believes that the Boat-Tail mode forges a crucial moment in the brand’s history and in the contemporary lavish landscape.
Luxury at its Finest
This project took four years to develop, design, and roll out. The one of its kind, 100% handmade bodywork of the car exudes luxury. The outside is covered in a shade of blue – a color loved by the customer – subtle and retro in the shade – but the rays of the sun bring out a bright and energetic aura to the metallic and glass flakes embedded paint. The process involves digitally mastering a virtual model and forming a frame in which aluminum sheets are manually forged. It also entails finalizing the designs and reconfiguring the architecture to support the generous proportions of the Boat-Tail.
The most remarkable features of this opulent vehicle are in the trunk. Opening the trunk unfolds an umbrella and accessories to set up an impromptu, a-la-mode picnic. The accessories include chairs, glasses, and a pair of coolers, which hold bottles of Armand de Brignac Champagne.
Simona de Silvestro Returns to Indy 500 with a Female-Operated Team
Simona de Silvestro, a Swiss pro racing Indy 500 driver, completed her first laps at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during a test session in early April, just before the start of the IndyCar season.
The 2010 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year hadn’t been on the track since finishing 19th in 2015, but she made a strong comeback with a 223.458 mph lap that placed her 21st out of 31 drivers. De Silvestro shared that during the first few laps she did at the speedway, she didn’t realize how quick it was.
Female-Operated Team at Indy 500
De Silvestro will not compete at Barber Motorsports Park for the season opener. This year, she’ll just compete in the 500, but that one race will be much more important than normal. She’ll be competing for Paretta Autosport, a new team promising to be the first to participate in The Greatest Spectacle in Racing with a female driver and mainly female crew.
Beth Paretta is a seasoned motorsports executive who served as the director of Fiat-SRT Chrysler’s Motorsports division during Dodge’s last NASCAR Cup Series championship season in 2012. She’s been trying to put together a program like this for many years to help encourage women in racing and S.T.E.M. education for girls, and she’s partnered with Team Penske to make it happen, with support from Rocket Pro TPO and MoneyLion.
Great Team Efforts at the Tournament.
In five starts at the speedway, the 32-year-old has three top-20 finishes but says the Penske partnership is crucial. Last year’s race was the first without a female driver in the field since 1999, and de Silvestro is the only entry so far this year, putting even more emphasis on her team’s efforts. She says that the ultimate goal is to develop this team and expand the available opportunities. As fans, we will see how the tournament goes.