• Aug 12th 2008 at 11:28AM
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Click to view more of the Pininfarina Hyperion

As we count down to this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, one of the most highly anticipated concept cars scheduled to make its debut there has popped up a bit early. Based on the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, the Pininfarina Hyperion has been commissioned by one lucky and presumably very wealthy customer. The unique creation does away with the rear seats and moves the front ones, along with the swept windscreen, back by 400 mm. If you can believe it, a gun rack has been fitted in front of the cabin (yeah, we're serious), while famed watchmaker Girard Perregaux has crafted a special tourbillon timepiece for the Hyperion that can be removed from its wrist-strap and mounted in the dashboard. Meanwhile, word has it that Rolls-Royce could be collaborating with Zagato or Bertone on another special model as well.

This, of course, is the first new vehicle from the Italian design firm to be unveiled since the untimely death of Andrea Pininfarina. Stay tuned for live shots of the Hyperion after its unveiling in five days. In the meantime, click on the thumbnails below to view new images of the concept, along with the original teaser sketch.


[Source: Pebble Beach via Virtual Car]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm undecided about the design of the rear end, but the shot showing the front quarter of the car looks superb.
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      • 7 Years Ago
      This looks really good. Clean, simple, yet elegant. One complaint though, the silver thing underneath the front bumper looks a bit out of place. It just shouldn't be there,
        • 7 Years Ago
        My Personal complaint is that it is ugly...

        I think its just one of those things that people overlook when they develop cars...

      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks grand to me.

      It's a car for gliding beyond and above all disruptions, rather than a cubefaced bludgeoning tool like the Phantom.
      • 7 Years Ago
      did they say gun rack? Um... Drug dealers can now perform their drive by's in style.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice looks. Can't wait to see what it looks like in the flesh.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Even the rich have to deal with bad design.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Gross.
      • 7 Years Ago
      those head-lights kill it for me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      sultan of brunei i presume
      • 7 Years Ago
      I dont like the front end but the rest is beautifull.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Beautiful except for the front end.....perhaps the front will receive a nomination for the Sofa King Ugly Award.... maybe it will look better in person.....
      • 7 Years Ago
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