One of only 35 Rolls-Royce Bespoke Waterspeed Phantom Drophead Coupés produced in the world has arrived in Bahrain.
The car which is part of a limited collection, celebrates the historic act of daring and endeavour of Sir Malcom Campbell, an English racing motorist and motoring journalist, which broke the waterspeed record over seventy years ago, a statement said.
The Waterspeed Collection pays homage to this momentous achievement which not only captured the world’s attention, but also reaffirmed the Rolls-Royce R-Type engines’ record-breaking superiority after triumphs on land and in the air. On September 1, 1937, Sir Campbell headed out onto the calm blue waters of Lake Maggiore on the Swiss-Italian frontier to set the world waterspeed record of 126.32 mph in a Rolls-Royce-powered Bluebird K3 hydroplane boat.
Paul Yates, general manager of Euro Motors said: “Since the announcement of the collection earlier this year, the Waterspeed has been eagerly awaited by our discerning clientele. The limited collection displays the pinnacle of bespoke artistry provided by the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars marque and is a perfect match for our customers seeking ultra-luxury automotive excellence. The unique vehicle has exceeded expectations, beautifully combining automotive innovation with the ultimate craftsmanship, producing an unmistakable, timeless masterpiece.”
The collection was officially launched in May at the world-renowned Concorso D’Elegenza at Villa D’Este, on the shores of Lake Como, one of Italy’s world-famous lakes and directly adjacent to Lake Maggiore where Campbell famously established his legend.
Showcasing the very best of the Rolls-Royce Bespoke programme, the Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection features a number of exquisitely designed and crafted personalised features. Taking inspiration from Sir Campbell’s record-breaking watercraft, only the finest contemporary materials - never used before on a Rolls-Royce - furnish the Waterspeed Collection.
Taking further creativity from the setting of the historic moment, the Phantom Drophead Coupés’ brushed steel perfectly complements an exclusively developed Maggiore Blue colour scheme, according to the statement.