New Rolls-Royce Arcadia – at an absolutely crazy price

New Rolls-Royce Arcadia – at an absolutely crazy price

NOK 267,824,000 is the price of Coachbuild Droptail Tailoring Software Edition 3, before taxes.

At least if we believe the £20 million price tag used by Goodwood Road & Racing, the website organizing the Festival of Speed ​​and Goodwood Revival.

Rolls-Royce itself does not disclose the price of the project.

The Arcadia Droptail is the third of four Droptails. Last year we got La Rose Noire and Amthyst. The white color contains particles of glass and aluminum. Image: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

8000 working hours on wood

The cabriolet is named after Arcadia, which according to Store norske Lexikon is the name of Greece's mountainous landscape, with the fertile highlands to the east.

According to Rolls-Royce, in Greek mythology it was synonymous with being “heaven on earth”.

The first drawings were presented to the customer who ordered the car in 2019, and the body shape was inspired by the boom of a sailboat. Maybe in the special shape at the back of the cabin.

The extensive use of wood is what distinguishes the Arcadia Droptail. Santos wood is used, and on the back surface open-pore wood is placed at a 55 degree angle to create a beautiful pattern.

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A total of 233 pieces of wood were used on the convertible, of which 76 pieces were used on the rear deck. Wood processing first consists of testing 18 sample pieces, which are polished and dried in a process taking 1,000 man-hours, before the craftsmen are satisfied with the result.

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In total, more than 8,000 man-hours were spent shaping, treating and finishing the wood.

The craftsmen had to use magnifying glasses up to 100 times to complete the intricate details of the watch. Image: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Five months to build the clock

A clock has been inserted into the dashboard in a raw metal geometric pattern with 119 faces, with each of the 12 hour markers measuring just 0.1 mm thick.

This is said to be the most complex watch ever in a Rolls-Royce, and the movement took five months to build.

This article was previously published in Finansavisen engine.

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