This Rolls-Royce Is the Most Expensive New Car Ever Sold

Guess how many millions one couple paid for this luxe car.
  • Released in 2017, the Rolls-Royce Sweptail is the most expensive new car ever sold at $13 million.
  • Crafted by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke department, the custom-built coupe was sold to an unidentified owner and is the first — and only one — of its kind.

How much would you be willing to pay for your own, one-of-a-kind luxury car? For one particularly wealthy Rolls-Royce customer, that answer was, well, quite a lot.

The world has seen its fair share of expensive luxury supercars, from the $3.26 million Bugatti Chiron Sport to the $4.5 million Lamborghini Veneno, but no new car can claim to match the astronomical price tag of Rolls-Royce’s Sweptail, a one-off coupe that cost its mystery owner a reported $13 million, according to automotive news site The Drive.

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The handcrafted marvel manufactured by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke department made its debut in 2017 after four years of development and became the world’s most expensive new car ever sold, The Telegraph reported.

Featuring a panoramic glass roof and a design that “draws on the lineage of 1920s and 1930s Rolls-Royce motor cars,” the vehicle is unique; there will likely never be another one manufactured, making it one of the rarest cars in the world.

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“Sweptail is a truly magnificent car,” said Torsten Müller-Otvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “We are listening carefully to our most special customers and assessing their interest in investing in similar, completely exclusive coachbuilt masterpieces.”

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No details on how much the car costs to maintain or insure have been released, but it’s safe to assume that this “automotive equivalent of Haute Couture” requires a pretty penny to keep around.

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