Rolls-Royce has announced plans to offer a limited edition Phantom Drophead Coupe Bespoke Waterspeed Collection.
Designed to celebrate Sir Malcolm Campbell's water speed record in 1937, the Waterspeed Collection features a Maggiore Blue and Brushed Steel exterior. The model will also be equipped with hand-crafted wood inlays that "evoke the sense of a boat effortlessly gliding through water at pace."
According to Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös, “Sir Malcolm Campbell’s successful pursuit of world-speed records on land and water were the result of his commitment to the most exacting standards of British design and engineering excellence. Such attributes are hallmarks of every Rolls-Royce motor car, ensuring the marque’s position at the pinnacle of super-luxury manufacturing."
His sentiments were echoed by Campbell's grandson, Donald Wales, who said “I am delighted that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has chosen our grandfather's iconic Bluebird Waterspeed boats as inspiration for this special Collection. I am certain Sir Malcolm would be extremely flattered to see his name still closely associated with such a prestigious brand 75 years after his last world Waterspeed Record.
Production will be limited to 35 units and more information will be released in the coming months.