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Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection debuts

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Text: / Photos: Rolls-Royce Press | posted May 14, 2014 13:49

The automaker's latest Bespoke Collection

Rolls-Royce debuted its latest Bespoke Collection, the Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed, at an exclusive event on the original site of Bluebird Motor Company in King’s road, London.

The car will then head to Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa D’Este, Italy, where it will be presented to the public for the first time.

The Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection celebrates the British land and water record holder, Sir Malcolm Campbell.

During the 1920s and 1930s, Campbell used his Bluebird Motor Company and Bluebird Garage to fund his passion in motorsports. In 1937, he set a world-record speed of 203 km/h with his Bluebird K3 boat powered by a Rolls-Royce R engine.

Rolls-Royce says the Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection has a number of Bespoke design and engineering features that pays tribute to Campbell’s craft.  

The exterior of the car has a specially designed ‘Maggoire Blue’ paint finish, inspired by Bluebird’s color scheme. It also has a hand-painted coachline and eleven-spoke wheels.

The rear of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection

At the rear end, Phantom Drophead Coupe’s traditional teak makes way for brushed steel.

The engine of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection

Furthermore, the exterior paint finish of the car extends to the engine, a first in Rolls-Royce history.

The interior of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection

The interior of the car has accents of the ‘Maggiore Blue’ exterior finish as seen on the dashboard, steering wheel and door panels. It has a gray interior leather scheme and features an Abachi wood.

Reference to Campbell’s craft is made with the famous ‘power reserve’ dial. It also has a bespoke front-lit clock in the center.

The automaker has not yet released the powertrain details of the Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection but, it is equipped with a 6.75-liter V12 engine.