The Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe is the company's way of using the phrase ‘if wishes were horses, then beggars would ride'. The Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe connects the occupants with nature while retaining the spirit of absolute tranquillity in comfort and luxury. The Drophead Coupe is not a statement, it's a testimony to the truest form of luxury one can experience. The Drophead Coupe is the soft top version of the behemoth Rolls Royce Phantom.
On the exterior, the Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe shares its steel underpinnings predominantly with the Phantom. It gets the similar imposing headlamps and stated grilles that feature on the hard top Phantom. The spirit of ecstasy resides at the centre of the bonnet and rises to the occasion at the push of the button. The Drophead Coupe offers coach doors which helps in easy accessibility for the front as well as for the back occupants to enter or depart the vehicle. Towards the end, the Drophead Coupe arches into a convivial curve masking it to resemble the deck line of the yacht. This deck line is masked with premium finished wooden fitments that are resistant to odour and water. Out front, rear and overall the Coupe retains the look similar dawned by the Phantom, the only exception being the convertible roof access.
The Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe is the pinnacle of luxury. The Drophead gets plush treatment as the entire cabin is wrapped with plush perforated breathable leather. These upholstered leather are customized to make sure that the material doesn't acquire any odour or tear when exposed out in the open. Bits like Star roof, faux fur and suede inserts are a miss from the Drophead which is present on the hardtop version. The centre resembles that of the Phantom which carries over the minimalistic design theme. The screen is tucked inside the central console which with a touch of a button presents itself to the world. The integration of the analogue alongside the screen is the best metaphorical description of the Rolls Royce legacy. The Drophead Coupe is the amalgamation of the traditional Rolls Royce design heritage along with the practicality and technology of the present. Together, the two factors make the statement for the future. The centre of the Coupe is further stiffened up to reduce the body roll when in motion.
Under the hood, the Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe shares its engine with that of the hardtop saloon. It is powered by a 6.75 litre, V-12 engine which produces 460 bhp of power at 5350 rpm. This mammoth engine comes mated to 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The engine coupled to active air suspensions makes the entire drive smooth, flowing and agile. The Drophead Coupe has one of the most comfortable hassle free ride in the convertible world.
When it comes to supreme opulence, there's no price tag that matters for the top 1 per cent of the world. The Drophead is a car which is bought by pure desire and not through logic. A price tag of Rs. 7.86 crores (ex-showroom, Delhi) is the stepping stone for owning one. The Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe is so unique that it has no rivals in the market.