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  By   Apr 6th 2012 at 6:00AM Time n Style RATED

Rolls-Royce Phantop Drophead Coupe
To say the Rolls- Royce Phantom is a symbol of luxury is to understate what this iconic marque stands for. And if the Phantom itself is a mark of such luxury, the Phantom Drophead Coupe is the most informal interpretation of that luxury. The Drophead Coupe is more driverfocused, offering more legroom and headroom for the driver, as opposed to the passenger-centric offering in the Phantom. The Drophead’s design is a throwback to the ’30s Art Deco. From the two-tone colours on the exterior, to the extensive use of wood, steel and leather on the interior, and even the rearward opening doors, the Drophead Coupe is evocative of a billionaire on vacation. With similar specifications like the Phantom, the Coupe takes a mere 5.8 seconds to travel from an absolute standstill to 100 km/hr. While it’s unlikely you’ll be making use of the Phantom Drophead Coupe’s top speed of 240 km/hr, at this high a price tag, it’s nice to know you can. Almost mimicking a luxurious yacht through its design, the Drophead Coupe is a gorgeous piece of machinery. Solidly built, as Rolls-Royces are, this is a car for those who value absolute opulence.

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