Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (right-front view)
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Prospective buyers of the new Rolls Royce convertible don't need to be worried about its price, as the company's chair man Ian Robertson recently said, it will be 'high enough'! But the most decisive issue for Rolls Royce is the simple fact that they have it - or rather that Maybach do not have one. Being afraid of too low sales, the competitor had cancelled any 2-door derivation of their salon model. So the English company can be very proud of the Phantom Drophead Coupe called car. And they stylistically made it more than a just a convertible 2-door Phantom.

Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (topview)
This fact that might outclass Maybach to some people's opinion. The Phantom Drophead Coupe has a completely individual exterior, though it's echoing the design of its basis - the Phantom salon model - there is no panel taken from this one. Actually this isn't a feature of particular exclusivity. Mother company BMW do exactly this with the 3-series coupe that shares no exterior parts with the 4-door Three, except for the logo and the door handles.

However, the made-to-measure approach allowed adapting proportions to particularities such as a lower number of doors and the shortened chassis of the Phantom. And it was worth it, the car looks very agreeable. Simply removing the Phantom's roof could have made a great convertible but it wouldn't have made a perfect one', said Rolls Royce Chief Designer Ian Cameron, and he added: ' With the Phantom Drophead Coupe we had the chance to think about the very nature of convertible motoring and, in particular, what it means to Rolls Royce'.



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