Pininfarina announced yesterday that the legendary Italian design house has been commissioned to create a one-off version of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe for an unnamed client. Said client apparently wants to make a big splash with his (or her) bespoke coupe, so they've given Pininfarina the go-ahead to debut the Hyperion at the Pebble Beach Concours in August.
The press release (posted below the fold) doesn't reveal any more details about the swoopy Roller, aside from saying that it is "firmly rooted in the history and heritage of the two Brands" and that the Hyperion is an homage to the pre-war cars of yore. We'll be on hand to see the unveiling of the Hyperion when it makes its debut in less than two months.
Pininfarina will unveil a new Special Project carrozzeria during Pebble Beach Concours
"Pininfarina Hyperion" is based on a Rolls Royce Drophead Coupè and is an homage to the great pre war cars
Pininfarina is proud to announce the unveiling of a new Special Project carrozzeria during Pebble Beach Concours, August 2008.
The project, named "Pininfarina Hyperion", is based on a Rolls Royce Drophead Coupè and is an homage to the great pre war cars. Its style, size and overall presence is truly unique in modern day car production, firmly rooted in the history and heritage of the two Brands at the core of the project.
We are particularly proud to communicate that the private client who has commissioned the car, has graciously agreed to display this latest Pininfarina creation at the prestigious American event.
Pininfarina Hyperion is one of Pininfarina driven projects to be presented in 2008. In fact it follows the presentation of the technologically advanced and avante garde Sintesi concept car at the latest Geneva Motor Show, and it makes its debut shortly before the unveiling of the highly anticipated electric car concept, the Ferrari California and the Maserati Quattroporte MY '08 - all designed by Pininfarina - at the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris.
Pininfarina with Hyperion once again demonstrates its creativity and ability to interpret the different requests of the motorcar industry.