Mrunal Manmay Dash

We can only imagine what it must be like to be filthy rich. Thanks to Rolls-Royce and its latest coachbuilt creation—the Arcadia Droptail—our imagination doesn't have to work too hard. That's because the new magnificent two-seat roadster is proof that millions of dollars might not be able to buy happiness, but it can definitely buy a rolling sculpture unlike no other.

Rolls-Royce has revealed the third example of its approximately Rs 209 crore coachbuilt roadster. The Arcadia Droptail was revealed at a private ceremony in Singapore and follows the Amethyst and La Rose Noire cars shown last year as part of a production run of four.

The Arcadia, named after Ancient Greece’s mythical paradise, was commissioned not just to honour the Droptail’s very form, but also to act as a V12-powered 600HP sanctum from the pressures and complexities of the modern professional world.

One of the Arcadia's most fetching details is the hardwood used on its rear deck section and throughout the interior. Known as Santos Straight Grain, Rolls says there are a total of 233 wood pieces.

A protective lacquer had to be developed to protect it for the vehicle's lifetime. That entire process is said to have taken 8000 hours. But the work definitely paid off, as it looks incredible in contrast with the Arcadias brilliant white paint, which is infused with aluminum and glass particles.

Inside, the Arcadia's interior is covered in white and tan leather. It's also home to what Rolls says is the most complex clock face the company has ever made. The process is said to have taken five months, and that was after two years of development. The clock's raw metal face incorporates a geometric guilloché pattern with 119 facets.

Either way, the newest Droptail is sure to make everyone who sees it say wow.

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