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Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead announced for Dubai

November 14, 2014

Rolls-Royce has revealed a special edition model for Dubai called the Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupe. It celebrates a long history between Indian royalty and the brand.

Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead-interior

The exquisite model is designed purely for buyers in Dubai. It features a unique white, emerald green, and wood colour scheme, including an immaculate Carrera White body and Creme Light interior.

To give it a splash of contrast the British company has used Emerald Green highlights for the windscreen and steering wheel, strangely, as well as the interior door handles and sections of the door cards.

Rolls-Royce says the car is inspired by India’s Princes and Maharajas that have a long relationship with the brand. In fact, the family has purchased over 840 Rolls-Royce vehicles in the last 50 years. This example collectively draws inspiration from each. Osman Abdelmoneim, general manager at AGMC, said,

“Dubai is the only market in the world to receive this extraordinary, one-of-a-kind Bespoke Phantom Drophead Coupe, 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.”

Other highlights include special arm rests, hand-painted peacock emblems – the national bird of India – and lots of handcrafted wood decking around the rear section. In the back is a Deep Green roof to match the other green highlights.

There’s no mention of the engine so we assume it comes with the standard Phantom Drophead 6.75-litre V12 producing 338kW of power and 720Nm of torque. The regular version is the most expensive vehicle currently on sale in Australia, retailing for $1,019,000.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.