Phantom Drophead Coupé

The latest expression of Phantom Drophead Coupé demonstrates a more relaxed and less formal side of Phantom. It displays a sociable character and its convivial interior evokes the feeling of being aboard an elegant motor yacht. It offers both driver and passengers a dual experience - intimate and cocooning or embracing the elements depending on whether the roof is raised or lowered. Inspired by the J-class racing yachts of 1930s (known for their performance and use of natural materials) the result is a car that epitomises romantic, performance motoring.

 

AN OASIS OF CALM

 

Phantom Drophead Coupé's coach doors allow elegant entry and exit to and from the rear lounge seat. Designed to turn passengers gently towards each other it creates an intimate atmosphere that underscores the convivial nature of the car.

 

The signature hood is made from five layers of material including cashmere, making it both quiet and luxurious when the top is raised.

 

RELAX AND GET AWAY

 

Phantom Drophead Coupé is ideal for social and sporting occasions, offering a versatile boot with space for a hamper and comfortable picnic seat for two adults. Even when the hood is lowered, there is still plenty of space for weekend cases or a set of golf clubs in the luggage compartment.

 

NO DETAIL IS OVERLOOKED

 

The hand-stitched leatherwork takes over two weeks to complete, with nine hides required for each interior. Pre-shrunk and drum-dyed so the colour permeates right through; the soft, supple full-grain leather won't squeak or crack. Choose from a wide range of mono and contrast leather colour combinations.

 

THE PERFECT SETTING

 

Phantom Drophead Coupé features a new three-flute seat design in both the front and rear seats, offering a modern feel to the interior. You can also choose to personalise the seats further with contrast stitching, piping and embroidery.

 

TECHNOLOGY DESIGNED AROUND YOU

 

The newly updated central console presents everything within easy view and reach so you can concentrate on driving. In Phantom Drophead Coupé, you now have the option to choose a full metal fascia or to match it to the veneers that run through the rest of the interior.

 

A TIMELESS DESIGN

 

"We wanted to create a car that is a shared experience," explains Charles Coldham, Chief Stylist Interior Design. "The occupants are surrounded by the finest natural materials, evoking the experience of being on board a yacht."

 

A STRIKINGLY MODERN LOOK

 

The new Adaptive LED Headlamps light up as soon as the engine is started, giving Phantom a unique look that is instantly recognisable by day or night. The light clusters have a glowing bar of LED Daytime Running Lamps through the centre, with dipped and high beam functions illuminating the top and bottom sections.

 

ADD YOUR OWN INDIVIDUAL STYLE

 

There are sixteen colours to choose from or we can mix any colour you want from a swatch - maybe from a favourite tie or lipstick - Our Bespoke programme offers 44,000 hues. Further personalisation includes two-tone finishes and hand-painted five-metre coachlines.

 

DESIGN WITHOUT COMPROMISE

 

You can choose from 12 different wheels, five designs with up to three finishes, each with their own special character. All our wheels feature our unique self-righting wheel centres that always display the Rolls-Royce monogram the right way up. It's typical of the attention we give to the smallest details that make our cars so special.

 

A CONFIDENT STATEMENT

 

Phantom Drophead Coupé's optional brushed steel bonnet features a hand-applied brushed finish, which gives the bonnet a soft sheen. Accentuating the lines of the car it creates an unbroken flow of bright steel that runs from the grille, around the A-frame windscreen surround and along the waistline of the passenger compartment and tonneau cover.

 

A UNIQUE DRIVING EXPERIENCE

 

Phantom Drophead Coupé has a full complement of advanced technology both under the bonnet and in the interior of the car. Everything is designed to work in unison. The result is fingertip control and a dynamic connection with the road, making driving an effortless pleasure. Beneath the beautiful exterior, the combination of our rigid aluminium space frame and advanced air suspension system creates a refined and composed ride.

 

ESSENTIAL STRENGTH

 

Phantom Drophead Coupé features an advanced aluminium spaceframe adapted from Phantom. Hand-welded from over 500 separate parts with over 100 metres of weld it is incredibly light but strong. The A-pillar and windscreen surround offer optimum strength and roll-over protection. Combined with the state-of-the art suspension technologies and the smooth power delivery of the new rear differential it creates the air-cushioned 'magic carpet ride'.

 

INSPIRED PERFORMANCE

 

The muscular aluminium V12 engine offers effortless power, with 75% of torque available from 1,000 rpm. With a low centre of gravity and slightly rear-biased weight, Phantom Drophead Coupé's drive is as spirited as its looks suggest.

 

The new 8-speed gearbox offers a greater choice of gears, reduced CO² emissions with better fuel consumption. The two additional gears accentuate the feeling of smooth, endless acceleration from standing or at speed.

 

PUTS YOU IN CONTROL

 

Phantom Drophead Coupé features a new infotainment system to make every journey more enjoyable. The new 8.8-inch front monitor gives you a clear view whether you're using the new hard drive-based Navigation system on the road or watching a DVD while stationary. The redesigned Rotary controller puts everything at your fingertips for effortless operation. The smartphone cradle, USB and Aux-in options all offer improved connectivity to keep you in touch with your world.

 

A BETTER VIEW

 

New camera systems offer all-round views of Phantom Drophead Coupé. The front/side cameras offer clear views of the road in either direction when you are exiting a junction. The rear and top views make parking and reversing simple - the rear camera has a path prediction setting to guide you. The top view shows a 360 degree view of the car from above so you are aware of any potential obstacles in all directions.

 

"It’s a contemporary take on the timeless romance of open top motoring.."

 

 

PHANTOM DROPHEAD COUPÉ

TECHNICAL

Dimensions

Vehicle length 5612 mm / 220.9 in

Vehicle width 1987 mm / 78.2 in

Vehicle height (unladen) 1566 mm / 61.7 in

Wheelbase 3320 mm / 130.7 in

 

Weight

Curb weight (USA) 2719 kg / 5995 lb

 

Engine

Engine / cylinders / valves V / 12 / 48

Fuel management Direct injection

Maximum torque @ engine speed 720 Nm / 531 lb ft @ 3500 rpm

Power output @ engine speed 453 bhp / 460 PS (DIN) / 338 kW @ 5350 rpm

 

Performance*

Top speed 240 km/h / 150 mph (governed)

Acceleration 0-60 mph 5.6 sec

Acceleration 0-100 km/h 5.8 sec

 

Fuel Consumption

City (USA) 11 mpg

Highway (USA) 19 mpg

 

* Manufacturer’s test results. Actual acceleration results may vary depending on specifications of the vehicle, road and environmental conditions, testing procedures and driving styles. These results should be used for comparison only and verification should not be attempted on public roads.