It feels like a long time since Rolls-Royce first announced the new Waterspeed Collection version of the Drophead, but the car is finally ready to make its debut. They are planning elaborate reveal ceremonies in UK and Europe.
In the UK, Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Waterspeed will make its public debut at an exclusive event on the site of the original Bluebird Motor Company, which is now a restaurant. The European debut is planned for this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa D’Este on the shores of Lake Como.
As to what makes the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Waterspeed special, apart from the fact that it is a tribute to Britain’s rich maritime history, the car is fitted a number of exclusively created Bespoke design and engineering features.
On the outside the Waterspeed Collection Drophead features a special ‘Maggiore Blue’ paint job, unique fully-polished eleven-spoke wheels, a hand-painted coachline that culminates in a Bluebird motif, and brushed steel instead of the normal teak decking. Maggiore Blue accents are also found inside the cabin, complementing the Windchill Grey leather treatment, Abachi wood trims, and of course the Bluebird motifs.
Other Bespoke goodies fitted to the Waterspeed include a unique power reserve dial, front-lit clock, two-tone steering wheel, and a hand-embroidered panel expressing the records Campbell achieved at Lake Maggiore and Coniston Water.