Rolls-Royce unveiled the Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection and announced that the new vehicle will be seen at this year’s Concorso D’Elegenza at Villa D’Este. The new vehicle will be easily recognizable thanks to the exclusive Bespoke design and engineering features.
As you can see from the photos, the car is finished in a Maggiore Blue exterior paint, developed especially for this model and inspired by the Bluebird’s famous colour scheme. According to Rolls-Royce, nine layers of paint were applied before the process of hand-sanding and application of the powdered lacquer.
In addition, the exterior finish extends to the engine, a first for Rolls-Royce. The exterior design is completed by the specially developed, fully-polished eleven-spoke wheels, but also by the hand-painted coachline that culminates in a Bluebird motif. Rolls-Royce says that the master coachline painted needed four hours to apply the design by hand.
The wood on the traditional teak decking to the rear was replaced by brushed steel. The Maggiore Blue exterior finish is also found inside, on accents found on the dashboard that complement the Windchill Grey leather scheme. Moreover, the door armrest tunnel caps feature a new interpretation of Campbell’s famous Bluebird motif.
Abachi wood was also used for the interior and is bookmatched at an angle to echo the wake left by a boat moving at speed. The power reserve dial makes further reference to Campbell’s craft.
The Bespoke front-lit clock is adorned with Bluebird’s infinity symbol and dials hewn from a billet of aluminium evokes K3 further. The glovebox features a hand-embroidered panel that shows the records Campbell achieved at Lake Maggiore and Coniston Water. On the steering wheel, we find Maggiore Blue accents in combination with black leather.