Rolls-Royce Arcadia Droptail



Rolls-Royce Arcadia Droptail

An Exquisite Expression Of Tranquillity

In the summer of 2023, we found ourselves in Monterey, California, for the unveiling of the Rolls-Royce La Rose Noire Droptail—a bespoke creation that embodies a profound reverence for design, luxury, and symbolic storytelling, epitomizing the essence of Rolls-Royce craftsmanship.


Once more, the Rolls-Royce design team has astounded us with the Rolls-Royce Arcadia Droptail—an embodiment of serene irreverence toward conventional luxury norms. Celebrating the purity of form and the use of natural materials, it stands as a bold declaration of the new owner’s style and preferences.

This latest coachbuilt masterpiece draws inspiration from the mythical realm of Arcadia, a fabled land in Ancient Greek mythology often described as ‘Heaven on Earth’—a realm celebrated for its unparalleled natural splendor and impeccable harmony. Much like the idyllic haven that lends its name, the Arcadia Droptail was conceived by its owner as a tranquil sanctuary characterized by simplicity, material richness, and tactile allure—a sanctuary designed to provide respite from the intricacies of their professional endeavors.





A Personal Reflection Of It's Owner

The Third Coachbuild Droptail Commission


In their pursuit of capturing the essence of tranquility, the Coachbuild designers embarked on a captivating journey through the client’s favored regions across the globe. This exploration encompassed the precision and opulence found in modernist tropical sky gardens of Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam, alongside the celebrated organic forms and material integrity of British ‘Biomimetic’ architecture.

While the exterior of the Rolls-Royce Arcadia Droptail pays homage to the timeless form of the motor car, its interior tells a profoundly personal story—an intimate reflection of the client’s aesthetic, curated from the styles present in their residences and business spaces worldwide. The color palette and material treatment of the Arcadia Droptail were meticulously crafted to serve as a distinctly personal statement, instantly recognizable as the signature of the commissioning client.


As stated by Anders Warming, Design Director at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, “The Rolls-Royce Arcadia Droptail beautifully exemplifies the essence of a Coachbuild proposition by utterly transforming the character of a motor car. Each Droptail commission embodies a profoundly personal understanding and interpretation of a foundational design.”


Owning a personally commissioned Rolls-Royce Droptail may seem like a distant dream for many, but the knowledge that every 2024 Rolls-Royce carries a trace of that coachbuilding heritage in its DNA is truly remarkable.