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The Phantom Drophead Coupe is a convertible version of Rolls-Royce's Phantom sedan. It competes in a small segment of luxurious, highly customizable convertibles.
New for 2013
The Phantom lineup gets a new front bumper design for 2013 with standard LED headlights and a new single-piece grille surround on the convertible and coupe. Technology changes include an updated navigation system with 3-D map display and an updated camera with top, rear and split-front views.
The automaker says the Phantom sedan and convertible share no major exterior panels, though they look similar enough that Rolls-Royce aficionados will easily identify the tree this Drophead fell from. Rolls-Royce says the rear-hinged coach doors give easy access for rear passengers and add to the overall strength of the body by allowing an uninterrupted front roof pillar. Exterior features include:
The four-seat interior comes drenched in wood, leather and chrome. Rolls-Royce says it avoided bleaches, stains and lacquers in favor of natural surfaces. The seats boast flat leather surfaces designed to be wiped free of moisture. The interior design isn't limited to the automotive realm, as inspiration is said to be taken from 1930s yachts. Interior features include:
Under the Hood
The Drophead's 6.8-liter V-12 makes 453 horsepower and 531 pounds-feet of torque. The engine, transmission and driveshaft are positioned as low as possible to give a lower center of gravity for a sportier ride. Mechanical features include:
Safety features include:
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