Rolls Royce has taken its most expensive car, the Phantom Drophead Coupe, to create its latest special edition. Named the ‘Phantom Drophead Coupe Bespoke Waterspeed Collection’, RR today released the first details on the special edition and a design sketch. The Waterspeed collection has been launched to commemorate the achievement of Sir Malcolm Campbell who had set the world waterspeed record back in 1937 on his Rolls Royce powered Bluebird K3 boat. Campbell achieved a top speed of 129.5 mph that ended the America’s five-year stranglehold on the contest. Achieving the similar level of technical brilliance employed in the construction of Campbell’s Bluebird K3, RR’s Bespoke program will develop the special edition Phantom Drophead Coupe with materials never used on any Rolls Royce before.
As of now, information on the special edition is scanty and the full details can be expected to be released in the coming few months, but judging the design sketch we can see that the exterior will feature a light blue hue contrasted by brushed metal which RR through its press release tells us will be steel rather than the usual aluminum, and the light blue hue is an exclusive color called Maggiore Blue. As far as the mechanical bits are concerned, we don’t expect it to be different than the standard version so in all probability it will come with a 453-horsepower 6.75-liter V-12 mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Only 35 examples of this fine Phantom Drophead Coupe Bespoke Waterspeed Collection will be ever built but there is no word on the release date.
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