The in-house CoachBuild program by Rolls-Royce is busy making bespoke creations worth millions of dollars for its wealthy patrons. From the elegant Sweptail to the two Boat Tail models, the British marque’s bespoke division has released some incredibly opulent and exclusive automobiles over the last few years. However, there are some automotive wizards who rely on the manufacturer and prefer to take matters into their own hands when it comes to building truly unique and over-the-top creations. A couple of weeks back we came across the world’s first Rolls-Royce 6×6 that looks more like a tank with a plush cabin. The outlandish 6-wheeled Rolls-Royce was created by self-taught artist Alexandre Danto at his château in France. Currently parked in the garage of Cardip UAE, we’ve learned that the behemoth is up for sale with an asking price of $5.2 million.
That’s a lot of money, especially considering that the beastly creation is built using a 17-year-old Rolls-Royce Phantom. For $5 million, you can buy a garage full of some of the most exclusive Porsches or one of the rarest Bugatti hypercars.
Additionally, you can buy the Dodge Ram 1500 TRX-based 6×6 Warlord for a fraction of the price. But the exclusivity and the madness of the Rolls-Royce 6×6 guarantee to attract attention; a lot of it! Danton spent around three months building the outrageous vehicle. Using a 2005 Phantom as the starting point, the Frenchman extended the chassis by adding a section chopped off a 2005 BMW 7 Series, which also provided the rear axle.
The exterior of the Rolls-Royce 6×6 features an ominous black look which is contrasted by yellow lights, including a roof-mounted LED bar. It is fitted with gargantuan 24-inch Forgiato wheels that are wrapped in blocky off-road tires.
Additionally, the beastly vehicle gets beefy bull bars and a massive roof rack which looks big and strong to fit all your equipment needed on an adventure trip. While the cabin has not been altered much, it has been re-upholstered with plush leather and the steering wheel is fitted with alligator leather. Powering the 6-wheeler is the 6.8-liter V12 engine from the 2005 model that produces 453 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. While Danto didn’t make any mechanical changes to the powertrain, the engine cover is decorated with a distinctive gold leaf coating.