The design and coach-building house Pininfarina has given us some of the best looking cars of all time, such as the 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300, 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Super Spyder Coupé, 1984 Ferrari Testarossa, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and Maserati Quattroporte. The Rolls-Royce Hyperion has also been designed by the Italians and went on sale for a third time in less than four years.
Having been listed on Jameslist.com back in 2009 for a price of €4.5 million and again in Dubai in 2011, the one-off supercar unveiled at Monterey 2008 is once again up for sale and this time the price is even lower. Alain Class Motors is asking €2,933,000.
Based on the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, the Hyperion has been commissioned by British car collector Roland Hall. The car was designed by Jason Castriota, who is also responsible for cars like the Ferrari P4/5, Maserati GranTurismo, SSC Tuatara and Bertone Mantide.
The rear seats were removed to free up 400mm of space. The bodywork features carbon fiber while the doors are wooden as opposed to the aluminium spaceframe used in the factory Drophead Coupe.
The Hyperion features a 6.75 liter naturally aspirated V12 engine that produces 460hp and 720Nm of torque while mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.