Rolls Royce Phantom Waterspeed Bespoke collection for UK, Europe
Rolls Royce is set to roll the curtains up on a new Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Bespoke collection as tribute to Sir Malcolm Campbell. Two scenes carrying significance to Sir Campbell have been selected for press, select customers and public unveiling. First locale is Bluebird Garage turned restaurant on King’s Road, London, today, and next spot would be the illustrious Concorso D’Elegenza at Villa D’Este, on the lakeside of Como, Italy.
The Waterspeed collection coupés host a variety of unique design and engineering features, put together to make a contemporary tribute to Sir Campbell’s crafts. Inspired by his famed colour scheme, Royce has coated the car with nine layers of ‘Maggiore Blue’ exterior paint and applied invigorating lacquer to ensure impeccable finish.
“This very special motor car serves to pay a perfect homage to my grandfather’s remarkable acts of British daring and endeavour,” said Donald Wales, grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell. “The extraordinary attention-to-detail and commitment to engineering excellence so evident in these motor cars perfectly echoes the lengths my grandfather and his colleagues went to in their pursuit of the waterspeed records.”
Rolls Royce has extended the exterior finish to the engine for the first time in their history, and has made it adorn the polished 11 spoke wheels, also for the first time. Coachline on exterior is completely hand-painted for four hours by Royce’s master coachline painter.
Interior gets subtle compliments of Maggiore Blue exterior, via trims on dashboard that go hand in hand with Windchill Grey interior leather scheme. Hand-engraved door armrests consume 8 hours to bring about the interpretation of Sir Campbell’s acclaimed Bluebird motif. It also carries the wake of a moving speed boat. To add to the list of firsts Rolls Royce have achieved in executing the tribute perfectly, the steering wheel is finished in two-tone color scheme. This includes Magiorre Blue accents extolling the traditional black leather, resulting in highly balanced and energetic cabin aura.
Look through the pictures below to feel the fresh Royce: