This is Pininfarina’s ‘surprise’ for the forthcoming Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach in California: the Hyperion.
Images of the Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe-based machine have leaked onto the internet ahead of the car’s proposed debut on 17 August. The Hyperion is a one-off created for a wealthy car collector; it uses the Drophead Coupe’s 6.75-litre V12 engine and platform, but the driving position and windscreen have been moved back 400mm.
The car features such design oddities as a Girard Perregaux-designed watch that can be removed from its bracelet and bolted into the dashboard, and a fascia-mounted gun rack.
The Hyperion is the first one-off from Pininfarina since the Ferrari P4/5 it made for James Glickhaus in 2006; it’s also the first design revealed by the firm since its chairman and CEO Andrea Pininfarina was killed in a traffic accident on 7 August.