Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe-based Pininfarina Hyperion

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe-based Pininfarina Hyperion
Pininfarina Hyperion

Presented by the Italian coach-builder Carozzeria Pininfarina, a brand, which is responsible for such works of art as the Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce and Ferrari Testarossa, the new Pininfarina Hyperion special model is inspired by the classic pre-war RR’s (but mostly by the 1951 Rolls Royce Pininfarina Continental Coupe: a one-off concept car that later gave birth to the famous Bentley Continental range of gentleman’s sports cars) and is based on the current Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe.

It is powered by the standard 453bhp, 6.75-liter V12 engine and features zero to 60mph acceleration time of only 6 seconds.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe-based Pininfarina Hyperion (side view)

The Italian coach-builder installed a canvas roof, removed the second row altogether and moved the first row and the windscreen backwards by 400mm (about 15.75 inches).

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe-based Pininfarina Hyperion (rear view)

In front of the cabin, there is a special holder for a custom built Girard Perregaux watch and a gun rack. Um… Where does the customer live, anyway?

The convertible will be officially unveiled at the upcoming Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance set to begin on August 17, 2008.

Photos: Pininfarina

See also: 101EX-based 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom coupe