2015 Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Cpe
Between the time period of 50 and 100 years ago, the princes and maharajas of India purchased over 840 Rolls-Royce luxury cars. In tribute to this dedicated patronage, Rolls-Royce has created this one-off bespoke Phantom Drophead Coupe which recently debuted in Dubai.
The car is finished in Carrarra White with an Emerald green coachline that incorporates a stylized peacock emblem. The convertible top is not shown, but it is a deep green, and covered by a wooden deck that also shows a peacock. The interior follows a similar theme, showcasing Creme light leather with Emerald Green piping, and extensive use of fine hardwood on the dash and door panels.
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(from Rolls-Royce Press Release) THE ROLLS-ROYCE MAHARAJA PHANTOM DROPHEAD COUPé ARRIVES IN DUBAI
The Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupé, a one-of-a-kind Bespoke vehicle created exclusively for customers in Dubai, was unveiled yesterday at an Indian-themed evening event held in celebration of the car’s arrival at the AGMC Rolls-Royce showroom.
Inspired by the Golden Age of the Raja, this eye-catchingly beautiful model was conceptualised and hand-crafted by specialists at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England, in honour of India’s affinity with the super-luxury marque. 100 years ago, India’s Princes and Maharajas collectively engaged in what is described as one of the world’s longest relationships with one automobile manufacturer. Over a period of five decades, the Maharajas purchased over 840 unique Rolls-Royce motor cars pushing the maker of the ‘Best Car in the World’ to unprecedented levels of design, engineering and luxury. Now, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is recreating the golden age of India’s motoring heritage though a collection of Bespoke vehicles inspired by the Maharajas’ cars, the first of which is the Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupé unveiled last night.
“Dubai is the only market in the world to receive this extraordinary, one-of-a-kind Bespoke Phantom Drophead Coupé, which has been two years in the making – not only an incredible coup for us, but also a strong reflection of the importance that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars places on this market,” explains Osman Abdelmoneim, General Manager at AGMC.
Highlighting the exclusivity and unique nature of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ renowned Bespoke programme, the model has already prompted strong interest from local automotive enthusiasts in Dubai and customers within the Indian community seeking the pinnacle in luxury and individualisation. “Our customers demand the best, the extraordinary and the unique. Such attributes are the hallmarks of every Rolls-Royce motor car, and are particularly evident in the Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupé,” adds Abdelmoneim.
A host of subtle touches have been added to the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé to bring the Golden Age of the Raja alive in this extraordinary model. The exterior of this Maharaja inspired super-luxury vehicle dazzles in a Carrara White colour, with a Peacock emblem, the national bird of India, completing an Emerald green coachline. A Deep Green hood retracts to reveal a beautiful deck with a Peacock emblem integrated into the marquetry – a perfect complement to the Peacock detail on the bonnet. The interior continues the striking colour theme by elegantly combining Crème Light leather with Emerald green accents, which is complemented by marquetry inlay on the facia panel top and arm rests. More elaborate Peacock emblems can be found embroidered into the headrests in Emerald green and Cobalto blue, as well as a Peacock feather pattern in Seashell stitching on the side and central armrests. The Bespoke Maharaja Peacock clock complements the interior colours with Cobalto blue and Jade elements.
Phantom is Rolls-Royce’s pinnacle model. It was created with the desire to build the best car in the world, and as such is a vehicle designed without compromise. When combined with the ability for customisation through the Bespoke Programme, the result is the ultimate in automotive excellence, a modern interpretation of the luxury motor car and number one choice of transport for Dubai's elite.