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autoviva2014-05-13 12:09:30

Rolls-Royce launches new special edition

Vehicle is inspired on the waterspeed record of Sir Malcom Campbell

The new vehicle was unveiled to potential customers in the original site of Bluebird engine company

Rolls-RoyceRolls-RoyceRolls-RoyceUnited Kingdom, 1904 > present31 models
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unveiled a special edition that shows yet again the capacities of vehicle customization of the luxury brand. The Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed CollectionPhantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed CollectionRolls-Royce Phantom Droph...United Kingdom, 2014 > present7 photos
celebrates the waterspeed record achieved by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1937.

The new vehicle was unveiled to potential customers in the original site of Bluebird engine company, nowadays converted into a restaurant, where Rolls-Royce was able to show the range of options available so customers can bespoke their vehicles. The British brand has revealed that only 35 untis of this special edition will be produced and each will cost around 532,000 euros.

The car received a special blue paint color scheme inspired by Bluebird, a painting that also extends to the car's engine and 11 spoke alloy wheels.

Much of the interior Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection has been covered in gray leather, with a Bluebird detail engraved in the center armrest. The vehicle also receives special Abachi wood trim and the standard car displays have been replaced by graphics inspired by Bluebird. The design also extends to the steering wheel, which features blue accents combined with black leather.

The Waterspeed Collection keeps the 6.75-liter V12 engine from the Drophead CoupéPhantom Drophead CoupéRolls-Royce Phantom Droph...United Kingdom, 2012 > present15 photos
, with 460hp and 720Nm of torque. The standard version accelerates to 100km/h in 5.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 240km/h.

For the creation of this new special edition Rolls-Royce was inspired by the waterspeed record set in September 1937 by Sir Malcolm Campbell. While attempting to break the record Campbell's Bluebird K3 hydroplane boat reached 208km/h. The boat was equipped with a Rolls-Royce engine.

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