The Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupé – created exclusively for Dubai
A tribute to the golden age of Indian royals
The limited edition model was conceptualised and hand-crafted by specialists at the home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England, in honour of India's relationship with the super-luxury marque. 100 years ago, India's princes and Maharajas collectively engaged in one of the world's longest relationships with one automobile manufacturer.
Over a period of five decades, the Maharajas purchased some 840 unique Rolls-Royce cars. Now, the luxury automaker is recreating the golden age of India's motoring heritage though a collection of bespoke vehicles inspired by the Maharajas' cars, the first of which is the Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupé.
The new vehicle was exclusively debuted at an Indian-themed evening event in Dubai last week: "Dubai is the only market in the world to receive this extraordinary, one-of-a-kind Bespoke Phantom Drophead Coupé, which has been two years in the making - not only an incredible coup for us, but also a strong reflection of the importance that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars places on this market," explained Osman Abdelmoneim, General Manager at AGMC at the exclusive Dubai soirée.
Highlighting the exclusivity and unique nature of Rolls-Royce's renowned bespoke programme, the model is said to have already prompted strong interest from local automotive enthusiasts in Dubai and customers within the Indian community seeking the pinnacle in luxury and individualisation.
A host of subtle touches have been added to the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé to pay tribute to the golden age of the Raja. The limited edition model features a sparkling 'Carrara White' exterior and an emerald green coachline. Peacock emblems that celebrate the national bird of India, also feature. A deep green roof retracts to showcase the chic interior, which features luxurious wood decking. The cabin is wrapped in crème light leather peppered with emerald green accents.
The limited edition Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupé is exclusively available at the AGMC Rolls-Royce showroom in Dubai