2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 , 07:05:47 byEmil

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Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection

Combining state-of-the-art technology and engineering with timeless contemporary design, the latest expression of Phantom is, once again, redefining the luxury car market. In a rapidly changing world the power of technology to drive progress is essential in creating the best. Embracing technology and blending it with the traditional skills of master craftsmen allows the British company to produce timeless motor cars that are perfectly in tune with our times. The entire Phantom family represents a new world, and now it is enlarged with a Rolls- Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection.


The Rolls- Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection is a proof that the brand can also be a great tuner by offering unique elements. The collection is covered with nine layers of paint. It has an exclusive Maggiore Blue exterior paint scheme that makes it special. The vehicle features eleven-spoke polished alloy wheels together with a hand-painted coachline and a Bluebird motif, as well as an Abachi wood trim, a two-tone steering wheel and special armrests that require eight hours of work.


The special edition of the Rolls- Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection is a tribute paid to Sir Malcolm Campbell's water speed record established in September 1937 when he reached 129.5 mph (208 km/h) with a Bluebird K3 hydroplane powered by a Rolls-Royce engine. The special edition is powered by a V12 6.75-liter engine which develops 453 bhp (338 kW) and 531 lb-ft (719 Nm) of torque. This allows the vehicle to sprint the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) distance in 5.6 seconds before reaching a top speed of 150 mph. Each of the 35 units of this collection has a starting price of 435,000 GBP.