A new Roller is in the works.
When you've got enough money to buy any Rolls-Royce model you want, opting for something as "common" as a Rolls-Royce Phantom or a Wraithis not what your excessive wealth should be limited to. No, that kind of money opens up possibilities that even the wealthy would consider opulent, and the best way for someone who loves cars to show it is with a bespoke creation that nobody else can get their hands on. This kind of thing isn't uncommon, with Aston Martin creating a one-off Zagato V12 and even Bugatti reportedly creating an ultra-rare roadster version of the Chiron. Now, Rolls-Royce is building yet another special model that we suspect will make its debut at the postponed Concorso d'Eleganza.
This theory comes off the back of a new patent that BMW - Rolls-Royce's holding company - has filed in Brazil and that follows a prior patent filing in Germany last year. Fortunately, we have more than just a patent document to show you, as digital sketches of the proposed new model accompany the report. As the pictures suggest, this looks like a new variant that is based on the Phantom Coupe. The pictures aren't excessively detailed, but they show an interesting C-pillar that seems to incorporate a sort of flying buttress - a design feature more common on high-speed supercars than ultra-luxurious cruisers.
The rear end appears to have a bit of BMW Z8 in it, but the more obvious styling influence here seems to be the luxury superyacht, as the trunk area appears to feature vaned wood, much like you'd find on the rear deck of said boat. This also appears to relate back to the Rolls-Royce Sweptail, another one-off coachbuilt masterpiece. Other details are typically scant, but what is not in question is that this will be a hyper-exclusive and absurdly expensive offering that most of us will likely only ever see in pictures a few times and then forget about as it hides in some private collection. Whoever the lucky customer is, we hope that we get to see his or her commission by the end of the year.