Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

The costliest Rolls is one truly expensive car. It ranks up there with the super exotics, but Rolls-Royce affirms its level of class and prestige cannot be supplied at $300,000. It’s clearly directing that at rival Bentley, yet as much as a half-million-dollar car should offer only a courtly, stately air and be limited to the likes of royalty, the Drophead Coupe is by far the fun, informal Rolls-Royce. It demands sandals and a golfing shirt, early afternoon shopping on Rodeo Drive, and weekend yacht trips that begin on Thursday morning. Thank the yacht-inspired teak deck that stows the convertible top and the yacht-like locomotion from the 6.75-liter V-12 engine. After all, wind-blown hair is the least of your worries. You’re just looking for the perfect spot to stop, take in the views, and open up the picnic-ready trunk lid to cre¬≠ate an impromptu table seat for two. Far from reality? Maybe so, but this is how your life appears when you’re rolling around in such an exquisite, expensive specimen.Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe photo1Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe photo2Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe photo3Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe photo4Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe interior

Price: $469,900
Engine: 6.75-liter V-12
Horsepower: 453
0-60: 5.6 seconds
Top Speed: 149 mph (limited)
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Torque: 531 foot-pounds