Sir Malcolm Campbell certainly was an extraordinary man. This British legend conquered the laws of physics claiming speed records on both land and sea. His international acclaim was a true asset to Great Britain and his spirit exemplary of just how our little county in the middle of the sea never lacked ambition. To honour Campbell’s water speed record attempts that were powered by the company, Rolls-Royce have revealed the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed.
The special edition convertible is limited to just 35 examples costing £435,000 each. The paint is a unique blue derived from the waters that the Bluebird boat surged across. Usually a Phantom Drophead Coupe would feature teak decking at the rear, but for this model it has been replaced by brushed steel. The Waterspeed’s paint scheme also colours the engine block of its 6.75 litre V12, again mimicking the record machine. Power and torque is kept at the standard 453BHP and 531lb ft. Its interior features custom gauges, a two tone design and Bluebird embroidery.
This Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed was unveiled at the old Bluebird motor company site.