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A year later, Hall was clearly bored of his Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe-based Hyperion selling it for around $6 million. The car has now resurfaced at an Abu Dhabi dealership and is listed for sale at an undisclosed price – we’re guessing it’s a lot. The unique Hyperion’s styling might not be for everybody, penned by Jason Castriota of former Saab fame and built by the Special Projects division at Pininfarina.
It’s powered by the same 6.75-liter V12 with 453 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque. Changes from the Drophead Coupe include removal of the rear seats with the driving position pushed back over 15 inches. The rest of the body was also made of carbon fiber, minus the doors which were crafted from solid wood.
GALLERY: Pininfarina Hyperion
Wald’s creations are known to be aggressive but for the most part they tend to keep the luxury still intact with their styling packages. This time however, they may have gone too far with their Black Bison kit for the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe.
We’d be the first ones to say that a Rolls-Royce is probably the last car you ever want to put a body kit on, and unfortunately Wald is further proof of that. In an attempt to add some sportiness to one of the world’s most luxurious convertibles, they’ve turned it into some sort of atrocity. Wald plans on debuting this package at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, which adds a new front bumper with mesh inserts and LED daytime running lights. The side skirts are somewhat tolerable, but the rear diffuser looks out of place. We do find the trunk-mounted lip spoiler to be a nice touch however.
In addition to the five-piece body kit, Wald also offers front fender vents, carbon fiber accents, lowered suspension and custom wheels for the Phantom Drophead Coupe.