Named for a Titan in Greek mythology, the Pininfarina-etched Hyperion from 2008
was designed to evoke memories of cars from the 1930s with its long majestic bonnet, short rear overhang and low rooflines. Based on the Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe, the changes needed to create the Hyperion included the removal of the rear seats and a shift in driving position, which is now 400mm further back in the Hyperion than in the Drophead.
The Hyperion was designed by the Special Projects division of Pininfarina, The Hyperion was designed for Rolls-Royce Car collector who made specific requests for the cars appearance and utility - including two compartments for small items such as hunting rifles, located in front of the windscreen.
The standard Drophead coupe features a 6.75L V12 engine developing a peak output of 453hp (338kW) and 531lb-ft (720Nm) of torque, which is enough for an electronically limited top speed of 155mph and a 0-60mph sprint of just 5.6 seconds. No major mechanical changes have been installed for the Hyperion.