Rolls-Royce Motor Cars revealed today the first sketch with the Bespoke Waterspeed Collection, a limited series of 35 Phantom Drophead Coupé that celebrate the a seminal act of British daring and endeavour. Back in 1937, on 1st of September, Sir Malcolm Campbell headed out onto the calm blue waters of Lake Maggiore on the Swiss-Italian frontier.
He took the wheel of his Bluebird K3 hydroplane boat powered by Rolls-Royce’s R-Type engine and set a record of 126.32 mph. The following day he set a new record of 129.5 mph, breaking the United States’ five-year stranglehold on the world waterspeed record.
The new Bespoke Waterspeed Collection echoes the cutting-edge technology employed in the construction of these craft and the company promises to use the finest contemporary materials never used before on a Rolls-Royce furnish.
The body will be covered in a Maggiore Blue colour scheme whilst hand-crafted wood inlays evoke the sense of a boat effortlessly gliding through water at pace.