This $28M custom Rolls-Royce was built for a billionaire's picnic-with Beyoncé and Jay-Z | Hagerty Media
The first object to emerge from Rolls-Royce's reintroduced Coachbuild department is a 19-feet-long picnic hamper. Now speculation is rife that the owners behind the grand statement are Beyoncé and Jay-Z - who will enjoy posh picnics when touring the Mediterranean backroads of the Cote d'Azur, where the couple regularly visit on holiday. https://www.hagerty.com/media/news/28m-custom-rolls-royce-beyonce-jay-z/
For 28 million, I at least expect some place to put my luggage. The "hosting suite" looks like the trash bin for every discarded idea they tried to cram into the Aztek... If that's what you have to drive when you're rich, then color me happy and poor.
Lets do the grand tour but we are either going to have to shove the suitcases into the back or have the staff follow us with a truck for the luggage. This thing looks less practical than an MR2 Spider.
Indeed. Wretched excess. But Rolls is notorious for this kind of thing and they do it very well. I had a Bentley at one time, a '65, nothing unusual about it, and it was meticulous and impressive for a production car. All of them will be sold; Rolls knows its Market; so have a Pint, bring your sense of humor, and don't worry about it.
I wouldn't find room for it if they gave it to me but what's with all the hate? (Or is it envy?) Some rich folks paid whatever it cost to have their fantasy fulfilled, not yours. And a crew of tradespeople earned a tidy sum for their skills....I wouldn't even have opened the article except I was curious about the term "hamper".
I came here to look at the styling/details/whitewalls and accidentally walked into Orwell's 5-minutes of hate! I could care less about the celebrity connections and dumb ideas like the in-trunk booze chiller.
I was thinking about how mass-market luxury makes used to take a few cues from RR and end up with a very nice product... Seville, Mark III, etc. I sure do wish the regular folk could have nice things again instead of giant SUVs with all the stylistic appeal of a refrigerator.