The Rolls-Royce Sweptail

The rarest and most astonishing cars of recent years will line up as part of a new ‘Future Classics’ feature at this year’s Concours of Elegance. Crowned by the one-off Rolls-Royce ‘Sweptail’. Furthermore, included in the collection will be two of the rarest models ever to wear an Aston Martin badge. Not to mention it will feature a unique McLaren Senna.

Upon its reveal on the shores of Lake Como in 2017, Sweptail heralded a milestone for the iconic British marque Rolls-Royce. This most striking motorcar was commissioned by one of the world’s foremost exotic car collectors. Making history as the first in-house designed and fully coachbuilt Rolls-Royces in over half a century. Furthermore, created as a two seater, makes it one of very few  by the marque since its inception in 1904.

Rare Car PR: The Rolls-Royce Sweptail, a completely bespoke customer one-off, will crown a line-up of Future Classics at Concours of Elegance 2018

Sweptail’s wonderful sense of occasion is perhaps best demonstrated by the secret “his and hers ” attaché cases. These deploy on command from the B pillars. Finally, a centre console deploys the owner’s favourite Dom Perignon Champagne, chilled, with two crystal flutes.

Aston Martin & Zagato

Joining the Sweptail, is the product of one of the oldest partnerships in automotive design history; Aston Martin and Zagato. Stretching back six decades, this relationship originally kicked off by the gorgeous DB4 GT Zagato. Still flourishing today, the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Speedster is the very latest example. This model will be on display at Concours of Elegance.

The Speedster is one-of-28 due to be built. Combining a beautiful hand-crafted open-top body alongside a 592bhp 6.0-litre V12 found in Aston Martin’s Vanquish. Including the Coupé, Volante and Shooting Brake, it joins the family of Vanquish-based Zagato models.

Rare Car PR: The Rolls-Royce Sweptail, a completely bespoke customer one-off, will crown a line-up of Future Classics at Concours of Elegance 2018

Sitting alongside the Vanquish Zagao Speedster will be the Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600 Coupé. Aston Martin will build seven coupé and seven convertible variants. Furthermore, they will both complete with full carbon fibre body and 592bhp 6.0-litre V12 engine. Designed as the ultimate send-off for the previous-generation Vantage, the V600 is only available with a seven-speed manual gearbox.


Representing McLaren will be perhaps the most striking example of its latest Ultimate Series road car. The first Senna to leave the McLaren Technical Centre in Woking. Only 500 Sennas will exist. This therefore makes this car unique it’s finished in ‘MSO Aurora Blue’ and MSO ‘Anniversary White’. As well as that, this paintjob that took the team at McLaren Special Operations over 600 hours to complete. Finally, this special Senna contains McLaren’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8, producing 789bhp and 590lb-ft of torque.


Concours of Elegance is working with a number of groups to offer bespoke experiences for visitors. Included is the Octane Tour, held on Sunday. To join the Octane Tour contact

In addition to the Octane tour, the Concours are able to offer deli picnics as they have partnered with Tom’s Kitchen – founded by Tom Aikens.

Finally, tickets to the Concours of Elegance are available from:


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