The Rolls Royce Hyperion is a one-off model designed by the
Special Projects team at Pininfarina. The car was created for
Rolls Royce collector Roland Hall, who wanted a unique model
which recalled some of opulence of the 1930s. The name 'Hyperion'
was borrowed from a Titan in Greek mythology.
Based on the Rolls
Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe the Hyperion shares the same
drivetrain and 6.75 litre V12 developing 453hp and 531 lb-ft
The body of the Hyperion is formed from carbon
fibre and features a number of significant modifications.
Firstly the driving position is 400mm further back, this allows
extra room in front of the windscreen where sporting equipment
and hunting rifles can be kept - this was a specific requirement
from the buyer. The rear seats have been deleted while the wood
decking was extended to help cover the leftover space. This
wood decking also acts as a cover for the custom designed convertible
In profile the Hyperion clearly displays a striking styling
line which arcs gently down the side of the car, conveying a
sense of power and forward motion. At the front an instantly
recognizable Rolls Royce grille is flanked either side by distinctive
eye-like headlights. Fitted into the front bumper is a single
frame grille running almost the entire width of the car. At
the rear the rounded tail drops off sharply and features new
lights and exhaust tips.
The most extravagant and pointless feature of the Rolls Royce
Hyperion is the Girard-Perregaux watch which comes with the
car. The face of the watch can be removed and inserted into
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2008 Bentley Continental GTZ by Zagato
2005 Rolls Royce Phantom
2006 Rolls Royce Phantom Black
Phantom Drophead Coupe