The 2008 Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe: A Refreshing Glimpse of Days Past

December 28th, 2006

Old world style and charm meet new world technology and innovation in a suave and sophisticated blend called the 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. A four-door convertible, something not found around these parts in a number of years, the 2008 Phantom Drophead Couple has a bold and stylish look, and all of the power and luxurious amenities one could expect from a company as prestigious as Rolls-Royce. A 6.7 liter V-12 with 453 hp rests comfortably under the hood, just waiting to be unleashed on an unsuspecting road somewhere, while the leather seats long to hold someone.

The cloth top of this elegant convertible retracts neatly and swiftly into a compartment behind the rear seat that is made from teak wood, a high class move on Rolls-Royce’s part that many companies don’t think of. Teak wood can take a beating in the weather, as can the carpet on this luxurious land-liner, which is made of nylon, not wool. Not only is the interior more resistant to getting caught in the rain than other convertibles, it also has more legroom in the back, a definite plus for anyone who has ridden in a two-door convertible.

It’s the little touches that make this car stand out in the line of luxury convertibles. Like the part of the trunk that flaps down into a seat. Or the rear hinge doors. Or the hydraulic system that raises and lowers the driving height of the car, depending on what you’re doing. Or perhaps the mahogany wood trims that line and accentuate much of the car. My favorite feature, however, is the simple transmission, with three options: forward, backward, and neutral. It’s the simple things that make life worth living.

The 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, aside from the strangely long and awkward name, is the epitome of luxury and style. Long and limber, the car’s lines seem to have a life of their own, and seem to be inviting you to lounge languidly inside while you drive from locale to locale. Alliteration aside, the 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe seeks inspiration in the distant past while so many are looking to the future, which is why it will be a stand out car of 2008.

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