20 August 2008

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Do you want to be remembered by a chintzy one-off Rolls cabrio

Pininfarina Hyperion

When you finally pop your clogs - doubtless in a spectacular moment of snap oversteer into some sort of fiery molten lava lake - how do you want to be remembered?

How about with a special-edition Rolls cabrio? This is the Pininfarina Hyperion, a one-off concept created by the Italian design house and dedicated to the memory of Andrea Pininfarina.

We can't quite decide whether it's a fitting tribute or not.

That massive, long hood is definitely retro-cool - the Rolls' windscreen has been moved back a full 40cm to create the E-Type proportions - but the headlights and, particularly, the grille just look a bit awkward. And let's face it, the grille's fairly important on a Rolls.

Nonetheless, there's no question it'd get you noticed.

And if you'd ever wondered what Lady Penelope's FAB 1 would look like in cabrio form (and, admittedly, with two fewer wheels and a fetching blue paint job), here's your answer.


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