Pininfarina's Rolls-Royce Hyperion one-off creation has been put up for sale on the web. The price is €4.5 million.
The one-off Pininfarina Rolls-Royce Hyperion has been listed on Jameslist.com. That means it is up for sale and the price attached to it is a staggering €4.5 million. The Hyperion was created as a special project by Pininfarina after being commissioned by a car collector named Roland Hall.
The design and coach-building house set out to create something inspired by the opulent cars of the 1930s. They used Mr Hall's Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe as a basis but removed the rear seats to free up some 400mm of space. Pininfarina chose carbon fiber for the bodywork (apart from the wooden doors) as opposed to the aluminium spaceframe used in the factory Drophead Coupe.
Although inspired by cars of yesteryears, the Hyperion features modern touches of technology such as LED bulbs and bixenon headlights. The Rolls-Royce Spirit of ecstasy poses firmly atop the shiny front grille.
Engine details were not released but it is known that the standard Phantom Drophead Coupe has a 6.75-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine. It produces 338kW (460hp) and 720Nm of torque. The transmission used is a 6-speed automatic and drive is from the rear wheels.