Rolls-Royce Unveils Arcadia Droptail: A Coachbuilt Haven of Tranquillity

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars introduces the Arcadia Droptail, the third Coachbuild Droptail commission, embodying the pinnacle of luxury and bespoke design. This coachbuilt masterpiece, named after the mythical ‘Heaven on Earth’ in Ancient Greek mythology, is a testament to the brand’s commitment to creating unique and personalized automotive works of art.

Unveiling the Essence of Arcadia

The Arcadia Droptail is a manifestation of tranquility, a serene space that reflects the client’s affinity for architecture and design. Drawing inspiration from global regions and the Droptail’s roadster body type, the motor car encapsulates the client’s passion for simplicity, serenity, and contemporary elegance.

Exterior: A Tribute to Droptail

The exterior design pays homage to the Droptail form, featuring a calm, natural duotone colorway with a timeless white infused with aluminum and glass particles. The bespoke silver accents, fully mirror-polished grille surround, and 22-inch alloy wheels add a touch of brilliance. The carbon fiber, painted in bespoke silver, elevates the dynamic intent of the Droptail.

Interior: The Centrality of Wood

Arcadia Droptail’s interior is a personalized reflection of the client’s individual aesthetic, showcasing the richness of Santos Straight Grain wood. The challenges of working with this delicate material are met with precision, with 233 wood pieces meticulously applied throughout the interior. The use of carbon fiber layering techniques ensures the stability of the wood in the complex curvatures of the dashboard and door linings.

Bespoke Timepiece: A Precision Instrument

The Santos Straight Grain veneer fascia incorporates the most complex Rolls-Royce clock face ever created. This haute horlogerie piece features a symbolic guilloché pattern, paying homage to the brand’s 119-year heritage. The clock’s assembly, a five-month process, underscores the commitment to precision and craftsmanship.

Statement of a Cosmopolitan Lifestyle

Reflecting the client’s international lifestyle, the Arcadia Droptail is specified with left-hand drive for global usability. The client’s engagement with the motor car is facilitated through Rolls-Royce’s unique ‘holodeck,’ providing a virtual 3D experience of the car in various locations worldwide.

Arcadia Droptail: An Elegant Space in the Droptail Canon

The Coachbuild process, spanning over four years, culminates in the creation of the Arcadia Droptail – a unique expression of the client’s confidence and clarity of vision. This exquisite motor car serves as a reference point for the client’s commissions from other luxury houses and architects, showcasing the unparalleled skill of Rolls-Royce Coachbuild designers in capturing the soul of an individual.

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