The second chapter in the world of the Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is a beautiful thing to behold. SPHERE were fortunate to have a sneak preview at Goodwood before this one-of-a-kind car was unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2022. The car was entirely hand-built, commissioned by a patron of the arts whose family business started in the pearling industry. This limited-edition automobile was inspired by the world of racing yachts. With the same twin-turbo 6.75 litre V12 engine as the Phantom under the hood, the windscreen recalls classic speedboats while the rear ‘deck;’ is covered in Caleidolegno veneer, a material usually applied to the dashboard. In the company’s own words this is ‘a nod to the typical wooden construction of yachts - both old and new’.