A Rolls-Royce Inspired by Yachts
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé offers owners an unparalleled convertible experience
Rather than taking inspiration solely from the automotive world, Rolls Royce Motor Cars looked elsewhere. The company’s designers were moved by the famous 1930s America’s Cup J-class yachts, their tremendous sense of purposeful elegance and the variety and uses of different materials used throughout.
They developed similar beliefs to yachting designers about how keeping things as natural as possible and, as a result, the Phantom Drophead Coupé has an instant, raw beauty to it. The two-door, four-seat convertible offers an unparalleled convertible experience, combining compelling driveability with exceptional engineering, technology and design. The interior design emphasises the airy openness of top-down motoring and creates a stunning, social environment, enabling occupants to embrace the elements.
Several of the convertible’s features significantly add to this lifestyle feeling. A romantic atmosphere to the drive is added through its hood which is lined with a cashmere blend, the structure being more like a bespoke suit than a traditional fabric roof.
Also, the Phantom Drophead Coupé mirrors the strength and stiffness typically common to the elegant J-class yachts, making it perhaps the most rigid convertible available today. Motoring connoisseurs often remark about the rear-view mirror, which shows no vibration at all, even at high speed, an indicator of the strength and stiffness of the chassis.
One of the best visual clues to the Phantom Drophead Coupé’s character can be found in the picnic boot. The only type of its kind on any convertible, it offers easy access to the luggage compartment as well as providing comfortable outdoor seating for two adults. The trunk replicates the opening of a picnic cabinet and thus allows owners to enjoy an exclusive outdoor dining experience. Inside the boot, there is space enough to house three sets of golf clubs, whether the hood is raised or lowered.
A stunning option for the convertible is the teak decking for the rear hood cover, the caulking executed in a similar way to that found in yachts. It epitomises the careful design and attention to detail seen throughout the car. It is as functional as it is beautiful. Teak was used because of its inherently hardy properties and its resistance to moisture and decay. The teak deck is finished with a specially formulated oil blend to ensure a rich, natural, longer-lasting lustre.
Various configuration and personalisation possibilities are available through the Rolls-Royce Bespoke programme. Recently, Rolls-Royce showcased a four-person picnic set finished in polished aluminium, veneer and leather as one its latest commissioned features for a Drophead Coupé.
For the ultimate in exclusivity and top-down luxury, and especially for the owner whose life revolves around yachting, look no further than the Phantom Drophead Coupé.
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