Back in year 2008, Italian design house and coachbuilder Pininfarina designed the one-off custom built car, Hyperion, derived from the Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe. Originally, Pininfarina Hyperion was custom-built for a Rolls-Royce collector Roland Hall who asked Pininfarina to custom-design a car that could elicit the stylish appeal of the 1930's lavish cars. Accordingly, Pininfarina created the gaudy looking Hyperion, named after one of the Titans of Greek mythology. After a year, Roland Hall reportedly sold his Rolls-Royce Hyperion for $6 million. And, now this classic car is found listed for sale at the Prestige Car dealership in Abu Dhabi, for an undisclosed price.
This convertible-model was designed by Jason Castriota,an Italian American automobile designer, and was built by Pininfarina's Special Projects division. Hyperion was originally based on the powerful running gear of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe with 453 hp power coming from the 6.75 liter V12 engine.
The design changes that were done to this car includes the removal of rear seats, the driving position pushed back by 400mm, and shortened the rear-end a little and extended the roof. Further, Pininfarina also designed an exclusive new fold, which automatically folds behind the seats, under a wood-lined cover. The whole body of the Hyperion was made of carbon fiber; expect the doors that were meticulously crafted out of high-quality solid wood.