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Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé

• While the current Rolls-Royce Phantom is only available as a four-door sedan, the seventh generation car could be had as a convertible, aka a Drophead Coupe. This one, located in Vancouver, Washington, is four years old but still shows just 46 miles on its odometer.

• Finished in Crystal and Carrara White with black top over Selby Grey and Seashell, it is also one of 50 “Zenith” models built. Unveiled at Villa d’Este in 2016, the Zenith version of the Phantom VII adds a glass shelf at the rear section of the tailgate, padded leather seats on the tailgate, a champagne fridge in the boot, and a Bespoke version of the Rolls-Royce picnic hamper which among other things includes folding picnic tables, leather and wood shelving, crystal wine glasses, stainless steel cutlery, and an American walnut chopping board. Also included with the Zenith is laser etching into the armrest cappings, brushed steel for the speedometer, and the starlight headliner.

Design

• The exterior resembles that of the 100EX. The 2-door 4-seat convertible has rearward opening coach doors and a two-tone colour scheme that distinguishes between the upper and lower bodywork and frames the teak wood panelling of the convertible's tonneau cover. However, it eschews the EX's aluminium bonnet in favour of more easily maintained stainless steel.

• The interior has wood veneering that wraps around the 8/9ths top portion of the cabin from coach door to coach door and ends in a crafted convertible tonneau cover, finished in teak panelling sandwiched between an interior band of contrasting hardwood and the bare stainless steel motif of the car's upper exterior bodywork. Like the 100EX and 101EX, the dashboard and the steering wheel are from the Phantom.

Performance

• the model with 2-door convertible body and V-12 6749 cm3 / 411.3 cui, 338 kW / 460 PS / 453 hp (ECE) engine offered until November 2016 in Europe North America South America Australia Asia worldwide. According to ProfessCars™ estimation this Rolls-Royce is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 5.3 sec, from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 sec, from 0 to 160 km/h (100 mph) in 13.5 sec, from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 24.4 sec and the quarter mile drag time is 13.8 sec.

• Below we present more detailed data of the factory claimed performance and the ProfessCars™ estimation, including all detailed acceleration times, with comprehensive graphic illustration, top speed, accelerations on gears, speed vs rpm and overtaking times.

Production

• In its first year on the market (2007), 253 Drophead Coupés were sold worldwide. The first car destined for the U.S. market was auctioned at the 2007 Naples, Florida Winter Wine festival charity for $2 million, of which $1.6 million went to the Naples Children and Education Foundation. Bought by a local real estate developer, this was believed at the time to be the most expensive new car ever sold in the U.S.