Rolls Royce and royalty had a long running relationship, ever since the inception of the brand, somewhere around the beginning of the 20th century. The reason was simple, only a royalty would have been able to buy a car as luxurious and expensive as a Rolls Royce. Indian Royaly or Maharajas were no different, as they were the pioneer of bringing the brand to India. In order to honor the bygone era of Maharajas, Rolls Royce has unveiled a Maharaja Phanton Drophead Coupe, albeit in Dubai market only.
The car was revealed in Dubai at an Indian-themed evening event held in celebration of the car’s arrival at the AGMC Rolls-Royce showroom. Though for Dubai markets, Rolls Royce says that it has "prompted strong interest from local customers within the Indian community". The affinity of Maharajas to this British super luxury brand can be seen by the fact, that they purchased almost 850 RR during a period of 50 years.
“Dubai is the only market in the world to receive this extraordinary, one-of-a-kind Bespoke Phantom Drophead Coupé, 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,” said Osman Abdelmoneim, General Manager at AGMC.
The car is essentially a Phantom with only interiors and exteriors given a touch to honor the kings. The car comes laced in a Carrara White colour, finished with an Emerald Green coachline, and a Peacock emblem (which is the national bird of India), giving it a royale look. On the interiors, the car combines Crème Light leather with Emerald green accents, complemented by marquetry inlay on the fascia panel top and arm rests, Peacock emblems, and a bespoke 'Maharaja Peacock' clock.
How many of them will ever be made, nobody knows, as Rolls Royce says, it depends on the demand, but we surely would love to see one in India.