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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Oy! Again wit' the Rolls-Royce?!?!

Sorry, but yes. Yet another post involving the new Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe.

Now, we all know that the car's styling is somewhat controversial (not that it matters once you see it in person). However, I recently stumbled across a picture of a Drophead that will cause even the most hardened critic to start drooling.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you, The Hyperion:

It's a custom one-off Drophead designed by Pininfarina, the Italian design studio famous for applying its bodywork to Ferraris.

Unfortunately, the Hyperion, named for one of the mythological Greek Titans, will never see production. It was simply an excercise in design meant to recapture the elegance and sophistication that cars displayed in the 1920s and early 1930s. I don't know about you, but I think the boys at Pininarina succeded in a big way. Still, it's a shame that they won't build more.

P.S. I promise to leave this car alone now.

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