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Rolls-Royce Coachbuild

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is honored to present the next chapter of its Boat Tail coachbuilt commission—one of just three that have been, and ever will be, made.

The essence of Rolls-Royce Coachbuild is that each commission tells a story entirely unique and personal to its owner, reflecting their own history, tastes and sensibilities. With this in mind, Boat Tail, revealed at Concorso d’Eleganza, Villa d’Este 2022, on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy, is a masterwork of restraint, sophistication, elegance and attention to detail.

Boat Tail is entirely hand-built, with the body panels fashioned from vast, single sheets of aluminum to create the distinctive outline inspired by the racing yachts of the early 20th century. In every respect, this remarkable motor car is entirely unique.

This Boat Tail design was commissioned by a patron whose family business has grown from his father’s origins in the pearling industry. Widely traveled, internationally educated and cosmopolitan in his tastes and influences, the client is an established patron of the arts, who additionally owns a sizable collection of classic and modern cars, housed in a dedicated private museum.

The foundation of the color is a shimmering blend of oyster and soft rose, with large white and bronze mica flakes adding a unique pearlescent quality that changes subtly under different light conditions. The contrasting cognac-colored bonnet, created specifically for this Boat Tail, contains fine bronze and gold colored aluminum mica flakes complete with a layer of crystal and iced matte clear coat, adding significant warmth and depth to the car’s appearance. The technical fiber lower sills of Boat Tail incorporate a rose gold woven thread.

The rear deck, which houses Boat Tail’s unique ‘butterfly-design’ hosting suite, is swathed in Royal Walnut veneer, inlaid with rose gold-plated pinstripes with a satin-brushed finish to ensure a sensitive and sophisticated appearance. The Royal Walnut was specifically selected by the client for its beautiful properties as it matures over time, a material that will gradually transition to the tonal properties of the cognac color. From above, one observes a harmonious balance and satin effect of the iced bonnet and tactile wooden rear deck, in contrast with the high-gloss front and side perspectives.

From the front, the Pantheon Grille, milled from a single, solid billet of aluminum, is graced with a Spirit of Ecstasy fashioned in rose gold.

The interior is a beautifully curated combination of perfectly matched cognac and oyster-colored leathers and Royal Walnut veneer, with rose gold and mother-of-pearl accents throughout. The leathers, complete with a pearlescent finish, accentuate the surfaces and forms of Boat Tail’s seats and interior design. The transmission tunnel is formed from Royal Walnut veneer with rose gold pinstripes, drawing a direct visual reference to the rear deck and adding a glowing warmth to Boat Tail’s interior.

The centerpiece of the dashboard is a timepiece made from mother-of-pearl, chosen and supplied by the client from his own collection; the fascia of which is pure and minimal in its appearance so as not to detract from the precious material. The same prized substance graces the control switches and instrument dials, creating a strong visual and material connection between the car, the owner, and his family heritage.

Rolls-Royce front via Gerry Spahn for Rolls-Royce for use by 360 Magazine

Rolls-Royce interior via Gerry Spahn for Rolls-Royce for use by 360 Magazine

Rolls-Royce engine via Gerry Spahn for Rolls-Royce for use by 360 Magazine
Maserati

Celebrating 106 Years of Maserati From A to Z

This year, the spotlight of the world mobility stage has been firmly on Maserati and the Brand has entered a new phase in its history, guided by the audacity embedded in its DNA. A celebration of the past and a look to the future merge.

Today, the day of the Marque’s anniversary, Maserati celebrates its foundation and its history reaching back more than a century, and looks towards the future. Exactly 106 years ago, Alfieri Maserati joined forces with his brothers Ettore and Ernesto to establish “Alfieri Maserati”, at number 1A on via de’ Pepoli, in the heart of Bologna, Italy.

“Maserati from A to Z”: a visual journey with a rapid flow of images making up an exciting story, recounting the Brand’s spirit and its constant striving for performance, innovation and exclusivity. The storytelling is timed to the beat of the alphabet and lists what Maserati has been and what it will be in the future.

“We’re starting from our roots to build our future,” Maserati CEO Davide Grasso underlines. “We’re proud to have shown that our present is guided by the audacity of those who look to the future with confidence, undaunted by difficulties. 2020 marked the start of a new Era for our Brand and, now as never before, we need to be authentic and to return to our Marque’s timeless values to face the challenges that await us with our energy undimmed. For Maserati, this is a time to build our future.”

Maserati Brand Movie

The film, “Maserati A-Z”, is a celebration of the Brand. A short film that highlights all the various factors behind Maserati’s audacity. The storytelling is punctuated by the letters of the alphabet and is the perfect representation of the Brand’s past, present and future.

In 4 minutes, the film features over 30 vehicle models and a modern, eclectic cast, which convey a timeless spirit through imagery with a strong visual impact. The Soundtrack is a special “Maserati Mix” of the iconic “The Chase” by Giorgio Moroder. 

The Maserati Alphabet: the alphabet of audacity

A – Alfieri

B – Bora, Boomerang, Biturbo

C – Customize

D – Design

E – Electrification

F – Fast

G – GranTurismo

H – Heartbeat

I – Innovation

J – Just one Look

K – Keep Dreaming Big

L – (True) Love

M – Made in Modena

N – Nettuno

O – Original

P – Passion

Q – Quattroporte

R – Rebel

S – Sound

T – Trident

U – Unorthodox

V – Visceral

W – Winning in Style

X – Xtravagant

Y – Yours Forever

Z – Zooming into the Future

The Maserati Alphabet is a celebration of the past, present and future of the Trident brand. The hero film showcases the many diverse elements that make Maserati so audacious, ending with a roll call of our future models. Z stands for “Zooming into the Future”: the Brand is set to take centre stage with revolutionary new cars, innovations and projects. The focus is already strongly on the future.