Rolls-Royce’s tribute to Indian Maharajas released exclusively for Dubai

Inspired by their loyal patrons of the past, replete with motifs of India’s national bird, Rolls-Royce releases the Bespoke Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupé exclusively for its customers in Dubai.

The Bespoke Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupé has been unveiled in Dubai

The Bespoke Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupé has been unveiled in Dubai

To honour and respect the long-standing relationship Rolls-Royce had enjoyed with Indian Maharajas, the company has launched the Bespoke Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupé. Over a period of five decades, India’s Maharajas purchased over 840 unique Rolls-Royce motor cars. Now, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is reviving the golden age of India’s motoring heritage though a collection of Bespoke vehicles inspired by the Maharajas’ cars, the first of which is the Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupé, unveiled in Dubai last week.

Several subtle touches have been added to the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé to bring alive the Golden Age of the Raja in this model. Its exterior dazzles in a Carrara White colour, with an emblem of India’s national bird, the Peacock, completing an Emerald green coachline. The Deep Green hood of the super luxury car retracts to reveal a beautiful deck with another Peacock emblem integrated into the marquetry.

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The interior of the car elegantly combines Crème Light leather with Emerald green accents that are complemented by marquetry inlay on the facia panel top and arm rests. More elaborate Peacock emblems are embroidered on the headrests in Emerald green and Cobalto blue, as well as a Peacock feather pattern in Seashell stitching on the side and central armrests. The Bespoke Maharaja Peacock clock complements the interior colours with Cobalto blue and Jade elements.

The one-of-a-kind bespoke vehicle has been created exclusively for customers in Dubai. “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 authorised Rolls-Royce motor car dealer in Dubai.

Inspired by India’s past, decorated with motifs of India’s national bird but restricted to customers in Dubai – the move stumps us. Perhaps more people in Dubai purchase Rolls-Royce’s luxury vehicles, but a parallel release in India would have been more befitting. Only then, I feel, Rolls-Royce would have fully paid their respects to their loyal patrons of the past.