2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Nighthawk – The last time we checked on a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, it was 2009, and none other than P.J. O’Rourke composed an illuminated piece brimming with sublimely qualified acclaim for the glittery area yacht, with brazen gestures to the general population who purchase them. We absolutely won’t endeavor to match O’Rourke’s wise point of view, social experiences, and inclination for abstract thrive. However, we can let you know about the new Phantom Drophead Coupe “Nighthawk”, one of nine created solely for the U.S. market, and how it feels to drive it in a territory of the nation where the auto is considerably more in its component than O’Rourke’s New Hampshire ‘hood: Los Angeles.
The auto hasn’t changed a bit subsequent to 2009, at any rate mechanically, which is the reason we didn’t try retesting it. Unless the laws of material science have changed, the 5800 or more pound cabriolet likely still hits 60 mph in around five and a half seconds, still arranges corners with approximately 0.76 g of parallel grasp, and stops from 70 mph in 177 feet plus or minus.
Concerning driving it today, being in charge of a three-ton, $570,000 monster as it records like the Costa Concordia on Mulholland Drive’s famous S-bends can be really unnerving. It’s about the outcomes: Put a wheel off in the Rolls and you’ll make the nightly news. On the other hand more terrible, TMZ.
Thus this hotshot Roller is happiest when wafting along PCH or one of L.A’s. well known avenues at a reasonable pace. It arrives that one notification the ghostly, catacomb like quietude with which the Rolls-Royce coasts along, as though in its own cone of hush. We’re moving, yet arrives a V-12 underhood? The top is down, however where are the wind and tumult? We see splits and extension joints, noticeable just past the well known Spirit of Ecstasy, yet would they say they were all of a sudden filled when our tires contacted them? The Drophead Coupe feels as totally withdrew from the street as its clients feel to the bourgeoisie, which is altogether fitting, as there’s solace in separation.
Unless you live in Beverly Hills, Monte Carlo, or maybe West Palm Beach, a Phantom locating is uncommon. Be that as it may, too bad, we experienced no less than three other Phantom Drophead Coupes amid our 72-hour tryst. That is the place Bespoke comes in.
In Rolls’ vocabulary, Bespoke is not only a descriptive word, it’s a division, and its sole object is to do things that isn’t possible from the organization’s traditional rundown of can-dos—some $62,350 worth of them show up on the Nighthawk. In particular, these incorporate seat funneling ($3375), uncommon wood polish ($6710), and differentiating RR monograms on the headrests ($1450). What’s more, there’s a level charge of $44,115 for the Diamond Black “matt” (sic) paint connected to the hood, windshield encompass, and grille encompass; the full carbon-fiber dashboard, dials, and clock face; and the cowhide lined trunk and calfskin secured driveshaft bump. Additionally a $3400 charge for the benefit of requesting Bespoke inside stuff in any case. All that is notwithstanding the veneered controlling wheel spokes ($1025), warmed back seat ($1450), dark main event ($1650), and seven-talked 21-inch wheels ($9875) that are on the normal choices list. All together, the additional items swelled the Phantom Drophead Coupe’s $484,875 base cost to $569,600. The bourgeoisie need not apply.
Honestly, however, the Nighthawk turned out rather remarkable, even by Rolls-Royce guidelines. The Nighthawk’s dark on-dark over dark and-red shading plan fit right into the extraordinary auto parade that is Sunset Boulevard on a Saturday night, it shows up a touch raunchy for an evening lunch on Rodeo Drive, and it is suitably charming swinging open its mentor style entryways at the Hollywood Bowl—and we encountered every one of the three. Be that as it may, where it felt maybe most at home was crawling around the Hollywood Center Studios part, to which—after a couple telephone calls—we were charitably allowed access on a Sunday morning for our photograph shoot. (It’s about who you know in this town.)
Surely, if there is any auto on the planet that can make somebody feel like an A-rundown film star, it’s a Phantom Drophead Coupe. Because of that, we envision our visit re-made an oft-spied scene at the studio over its close century in business: a Rolls-Royce roosted simply outside the colossal animal dwellingplace entryways of the part’s various sound stages, on occasion blending it up with generation trucks, stage hands, and forklifts. We saw no motion picture stars, at any rate none that were suitable to order an auto like this, yet it was all extremely Hollywood—in light of the fact that it was Hollywood. Regarding our companion Mr. O’Rourke and the individuals who drive a Phantom Drophead Coupe anyplace else on the planet, Los Angeles is the place this car belongs.