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2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

$188,745 — $219,081 USED
Convertible
4 Seats
14 MPG
(Combined)
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Overview

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(5.0) 2 reviews

The Good

  • Exclusive lineage
  • Premium materials
  • Performance
  • Safety features

The Bad

  • Price
  • No hardtop convertible

What to Know

about the 2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
  • Convertible version of Phantom sedan
  • 453-hp V-12
  • Seats four
  • Rear-opening doors
  • Spirit of Ecstasy centennial

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

The Phantom Drophead Coupe is a convertible version of Rolls-Royce's Phantom sedan. It competes in a small segment of ultra-luxurious, highly customizable convertibles that includes the Bentley Azure T convertible.

New for 2011
Rolls-Royce marks the centennial of its Spirit of Ecstasy "flying lady" hood ornament with the Spirit of Ecstasy Centenary Collection, 100 Phantom models that can be ordered with exclusive exterior colors and trim, wood veneers and interior trim, and commemorative plaques.

Exterior
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:

  • Rear trunk gate flips down for what Rolls-Royce calls "picnic" seating for two
  • 21-inch wheels with run-flat tires
  • Variety of optional 21-inch wheels
  • Available brushed stainless steel hood, teakwood deck

Interior
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. Inter...

Vehicle Overview

The Phantom Drophead Coupe is a convertible version of Rolls-Royce's Phantom sedan. It competes in a small segment of ultra-luxurious, highly customizable convertibles that includes the Bentley Azure T convertible.

New for 2011
Rolls-Royce marks the centennial of its Spirit of Ecstasy "flying lady" hood ornament with the Spirit of Ecstasy Centenary Collection, 100 Phantom models that can be ordered with exclusive exterior colors and trim, wood veneers and interior trim, and commemorative plaques.

Exterior
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:

  • Rear trunk gate flips down for what Rolls-Royce calls "picnic" seating for two
  • 21-inch wheels with run-flat tires
  • Variety of optional 21-inch wheels
  • Available brushed stainless steel hood, teakwood deck

Interior
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:

  • Hand-stitched leather interior
  • 15-speaker stereo
  • Available mahogany, elm, oak and rosewood interior veneers
  • Available iPod integration
  • Available front and rear cameras
  • Available embroidered head restraints with Rolls-Royce logo or customer's design

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.

  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Self-leveling air suspension
  • Zero to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds
  • 150 mph top speed (governed)

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Rollover protection system automatically deploys reinforced bars from behind the backseat head restraints
  • Seat-mounted and side-impact airbags
  • Active front head restraints

 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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I've had better

by Jon from Illinois on June 18, 2011

Just kidding.. there's no way I could ever afford something like this, just thought i'd comment to say how awesome it looks. Read full review

(5.0)

Best

by The best car no doubt from Los Angelas, CA on April 2, 2011

The best car I have ever owned. Bought a new one a month or so ago and I have never been so pleased. Luxurious and overall outstanding. Be careful though, repairs can cost $2,000, $3,000+. Love it. ... Read full review

Safety

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Phantom Drophead Coupe received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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