On the morning of 1st September 1937, Sir Malcolm
Campbell headed out onto the calm blue waters of Lake Maggiore on
the Swiss-Italian frontier. Taking the wheel of his Bluebird K3
hydroplane boat, powered by a V12 Rolls-Royce R Engine, he claimed
his first world water speed record with a top speed of 126.33
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection
takes its inspiration from the water speed records set by Sir
Malcolm Campbell and the iconic Bluebird K3 and K4.
With a series of bespoke elements never featured before on
Rolls-Royce, Waterspeed's contemporary design evokes
the spirit of this historic accomplishment and reflects the
pioneering qualities of the Bluebird.
The exterior features a unique brushed steel deck with a
matching bonnet and is finished in Maggiore Blue, a unique colour
inspired by the lake on which the 1937 record was set. On the
interior, Windchill Grey leather upholstery with flashes of
Maggiore Blue detailing is complimented by centrally bookmatched
open grain Abachi wood veneers.
To discover more about this unique collection or to experience
it for yourself, please contact your Rolls-Royce dealer.