Inspired by the J-class racing yachts of the 1930s, Phantom Drophead Coupé has epitomised the pinnacle of romantic motoring since its introduction. Now, as they take their final bows, Phantom Drophead Coupés in the Phantom Zenith Collection have become some of the finest and rarest Rolls-Royce cars ever made.
Imagine a Phantom Drophead Coupé that’s entirely unique, commissioned to meet your wishes. Specify the colour of the soft-top. Bring out its sociable nature with a hidden refrigerator beneath the teak floor of the picnic boot, or a set of monogrammed glasses, held elegantly in place in personalised holders. Bespoke is the ultimate luxury.
An optional brushed stainless steel finish on the bonnet, grille and A-frame surround adds to the presence of Phantom Drophead Coupé. And the stunning teak decking further enhances the nautical theme. Handcrafted from the finest teak, it creates the elegant tonneau cover for the soft-top when it’s lowered. The exquisite Maharaja Peacock Phantom Drophead Coupé features peacock marquetry and elegant boxwood yacht lines, set into the decking. Anything’s possible when you commission your Rolls-Royce.
Powered by the same 6.75-litre V12 engine as Phantom but with a shorter wheelbase, Phantom Drophead Coupé exudes sporting spirit. With a low centre of gravity and slightly rear-biased weight, the drive is as breath-taking as it looks.
Both the aluminium spaceframe and suspension have been re-engineered specifically for Phantom Drophead Coupé. Enhancing convertible driving dynamics and ensuring exceptional roll-over protection. With ‘pop-up’ devices activated within 0.3 seconds, you can drive with complete confidence.
Sixty pairs of highly skilled hands. That’s the level of artisanship that goes into building every Phantom Drophead Coupé at the Home of Rolls-Royce. Each detail matters – the five coats of paint on the bodyshell, the bookmatched veneers and the hand-stitched leatherwork. Perfection is our benchmark. It takes seven days and five coats of paint and high-gloss clear lacquer to create a flawless, mirror-like finish on a Rolls-Royce motor car. Then the bodyshell is meticulously polished by hand for over five hours. Attention to detail – it’s what we’re famed for.
Meanwhile, the wood craftspeople spend up to a month shaping, sanding, lacquering and hand-polishing up to 42 separate wood parts that will furnish the interior. In Phantom Drophead Coupé, burr veneers are bookmatched by eye to create a symmetrical mirror image of the grain through the centre of the dashboard. Aligning the edges is an intricate process: the skill lies in being able to visualise the complete symmetry of the whole piece.
|Max power||453-hp @ 5,350 rpm|
|Fuel tank capacity||21.1 gal.|
|Drivetrain||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Fuel type||Premium Unleaded|
|Maximum torque||531 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm|
|Estimated MPG||11 city / 19 hwy|
|Curb Weight||5,995 lbs.|
|Engine bore x stroke||3.6 in x 3.3 in|
|Compression ratio||11.00 to 1|
|Passenger volume||97.0 cu.ft.|