Because Rolls-Royce produces so few vehicles, the automaker likes to create one-offs. By one-offs we mean a handful of limited-edition models centered around some theme. We saw this last year with the Waterspeed Collection, the Metropolitan edition, the Ghost Majestic Horse and so on. Only a few people in the world will have a Rolls-Royce like yours, and even then, bespoke treatment is heavily used.
The latest limited edition, however, is unique in that it is solely for the U.S. The Nighthawk is a special version of the Phantom Drophead Coupe. That means that this is Rolls-Royce’s top model in convertible form with a twist. The Nighthawk is meant to evoke the F-117 Nighthawk, a stealth bomber used by the U.S. military.
While we’re not entirely sure why Goodwood decided that a purveyor of bombs was exactly what the U.S. market was interested in, perhaps they know of a few rear admirals or generals about to announce their retirement. What we do know is that this is one of the more interesting Rolls-Royces we have ever seen.
To begin with, the exterior finish is a special paint called Black Diamond. Nothing says stealth like an enormous, darkly sparkling jewel on four wheels, right? As a deeper concession to the stealth origins of this model’s namesake, however, the area around the windscreen is coated with a radar absorbent material. You will now be safe from anti-aircraft systems and laser speed systems, provided they aim precisely at the edge of your windshield.
Only nine Nighthawks will be made, so we can safely call this a single-digit Rolls-Royce. You can find lots of carbon fiber and leather on the inside, all of which complete the aviatic motif. To inquire about the Nighthawk or other Rolls-Royces in Raleigh, contact our staff using the button at the top of the screen.