Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
The Rolls-Royce R-Type engines are well known for their superior performance on land as they propel sleek bespoke machines down the road, making every head in the vicinity turn. However, these fine engines, are also known for their accomplishments on the water. Perhaps one of their greatest successes occurred on September 1st 1937 when Sir Malcolm Campbell regained the world water speed record for his home country of Britain by going 129.5 mph in his Rolls-Royce R-Type engine powered Bluebird K3 hydroplane boat.
To commemorate this outstanding achievement and continue offering unparalleled bespoke cars, Rolls Royce has revealed plans for a series of 35 Phantom Drophead Coupés, aptly named the Bespoke Waterspeed Collection. As always, Rolls Royce plans on using the latest in innovative technology along with contemporary luxury materials to produce a one-of-a-kind vehicle. They have even developed a special color scheme called, Maggiore Blue, that they will combine with wood inlays to further connect the design of the vehicle to the boat it is celebrating.
Sir Malcom Campbell’s grandson, Donald Wales reacted to Rolls Royce’s announcement with the following statement, “I am delighted that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has chosen our grandfather’s iconic Bluebird Waterspeed boats as inspiration for this special Collection. I am certain Sir Malcolm would be extremely flattered to see his name still closely associated with such a prestigious brand 75 years after his last world Waterspeed Record. I know that I speak for our whole family and the Malcolm Campbell Heritage Trust when I say that it is a great honor and we look forward to seeing the first car off the production line.”