The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Series II Waterspeed Collection is already spotted on the streets. With only 35 copies, this car will be real rarity on the streets. Fanatics of Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke models can take a closer look at the Waterspeed Collection in Paris.
The Waterspeed Collection was introduced this year during the prestigious Concours d'élégance Villa d'Este. At 1 September 1937, Sir Malcolm Campbell set a record in the cold water of the Maggiore lake in Italy with his Bluebird K3 hydroplane boat. He set a new world record with a speed of 126,32 mph. The day after he even managed to reach a speed of 129,5 mph. This broke the old world record of the United States. He managed to reach this speed with a Rolls-Royce R-Type engine. The Bespoke department of Rolls-Royce made this Phantom Drophead Coupé as a homage to this world record.
Rolls-Royce uses materials they have never used before. The exterior is painted in a new colour, Maggiore Blue. This is a paint with nine layers. For the first time in the history of Rolls-Royce, the engine is painted in the same colour as the exterior. The exterior also has a subtle bespoke line and a transparent Spirit of Ecstasy. The aft is made out of brushed steel and the beautiful wheels are finished in the same colour.