Rolls-Royce Arcadia Droptail

Meet the Rolls-Royce Arcadia Droptail, a stunning coach-built masterpiece that embodies tranquility and personal expression. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the lavish car is a tribute to purity of form, natural materials, and the client’s distinctive taste, making it a bold statement of luxury and individuality.

Arcadia refers to a location in Greek mythology that’s supposed to represent heaven on earth. Droptail reflects the client’s desire for a serene sanctuary amidst the complexities of modern life. Drawing inspiration from global architectural and design influences, including modernist tropical sky gardens and British biomimetic architecture, the Droptail encapsulates a harmonious blend of form and function.

The Rolls-Royce Arcadia is presented in a duotone color scheme the main body’s coat is a white paint infused with aluminum and glass particles, its carbon fiber lower sections are painted in a bespoke silver shade, and the 22-inch wheels and grille’s kinked vertical vane pieces are fully mirror-polished. On the interior rapped in leather, it comes as a soft play between white and contrasting tan, both of them featured to make the wood surfaces Rolls is so fond of look even more exquisite.  

The showcases Santos Straight Grain wood, meticulously selected for its rich texture and visual intrigue. Wood development was central to the vision of the client, who insisted that Arcadia stay as true to its earliest 2019 conception as a hand-drawn sketch. Wood trim surrounds the occupants, running around the dashboard, door panels, and curved section behind the chairs. In total, the company spent 8,000 hours crafting the various pieces of wood.

There is one thing inside this Rolls that in some respects it makes everything else pale in comparison: the iconic Rolls-Royce clock, nicely fitted inside the car’s fascia. And it’s not just any clock, but one that wears the most complex face ever designed. An “expression of haute horlogerie,” the element took no less than two years to develop and no less than five months to be put together. It was made in raw metal with 119 facets, a number meant to represent the company’s years of existence when the Arcadia was commissioned. The hands moving across the face are partly polished, partly brushed, while the hour markers they point to are just 0.1 mm thick and enclosed in more prominent housings. The minute markers, on the other hand, are ceramic coated. The clock boasts, naturally, the double R monogram of the carmaker individually machined from solid stainless steel billet.

Beyond its exceptional design and craftsmanship, the Arcadia Droptail embodies the client’s international lifestyle, featuring left-hand drive configuration to facilitate use around the world. Though Arcadia has set the bar extremely high, don’t be surprised if Rolls-Royce somehow creates something even more magnificent for the fourth and final Coachbuild Droptail commission.