• Apr 11th 2012 at 7:59AM
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It's not much of a stretch to imagine plonking down the six figures it would take to drive home in a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, assuming your pocketbook were so well endowed. After all, when it comes to boulevard cruisers, it doesn't get much more luxurious. That's what most might do, but Roland Hall is not most people. Instead of simply dropping by the local Rolls dealer and ordering his DHC, he commissioned Pininfarina to build him something more unique.

The result was the the Hyperion – a one-off Rolls-Royce convertible penned by no less regarded a talent than Jason Castriota. The car was rumored to be up for sale off and on, but has now popped up at a showroom in Abu Dhabi where it is for sale at an undisclosed price. Previous reports put its MSRP at around $6 million, and if anyone has that kind of scrap to blow on the ultimate status symbol, they probably live nearby.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like a clown car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you can't say something nice, say it here. And here it is: Nonononononononono!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow that's awful. Its like they has spare ricer parts from Pepboys and told someone to "eh, just make them fit" I am not particularly a fan of regular R-Rs, but they at least project a stately image. This monstrosity does none of that and costs $6M.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Headlights remind me of the new 300... how ironic
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a Chinese Geely knock-off.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I started laughing because I thought it was a chinese Rolls knockoff... but then I read that it's an actual Rolls.
      • 3 Years Ago
      No wonder it was designed by an Italian: the rear lights remind me of the Lancia Thesis which was given to the vatican in the early 90s. Mixed blessings then especially when a fully race prepared camel rides along it with perhaps a falcon belonging to the Al Maktoum family. How grand precious exclusive contagious , I say;-)) chaps anyone for a gintonic?? Jolly good show
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think it is successful in its mission - it is evocative of the HUGE sport roadsters of the 1930s - think Mercedes 540K or Duesenberg SSJ - without being overtly retro. The cues are there and the proportion of those massive cars. The design is cohesive and flows smoothly front to rear with enough surface sculpting to provide interest but not so much to be gratuitous or fussy. The world may not need a $6 million RR but it is a nod to the time when the ultra rich commissioned dramatic expressions of the coach building art. http://www.supercars.net/Pics?v=y&s=c&id=1208&p=1935_MercedesBenz_540KSpezialRoadster1.jpg http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/pic/1833/Duesenberg-SSJ-LaGrande-Roadster_1.html
      • 3 Years Ago
      The car looks awful but boy are those front fenders nice.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Tacky and cheap looking.
        • 3 Years Ago
        What cheap car is this comparable in looks to exactly? Just the wood used in this car costs more than a cheap car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm realllyyy feeling the front end of this. And this is what a Roll's should be. A coachbuild. A one of a kind for the ubber rich. Damn shame this is either going to sit inside all day or be driven in the sand which is really no good for a car. Then again, I'd rather see this get destroyed by sand cause cars are meant to be driven.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Fugly. Super fugly. And am I the only one that has a problem with the ridiculously skinny looking steering wheels in these RR's?
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