The one-off Pininfarina was originally bought for $6m; who knows how much it will go for in the Middle East.
Collector and Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe owner Roland Hall commissioned Pininfarina to build the Hyperion back in 2008, instructing them to create a custom-built car that would evoke the appeal of the extravagant cars of the 1930s. In meeting the challenge, Jason Castriota (of former Saab fame) and Pininfarina's Special Projects division came up with this stunning long hood design and constructed an aluminum spaceframe in which they fitted a 6.7-liter V12 engine rated at 453hp and 531lb-ft of torque.
There's no mistaking the Rolls Royce front grille, which has been given a more aerodynamic look as well as recessed Bi xenon headlights and LED technology. The Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe's interior has been left largely untouched, although the rear seats were removed and the driving position pushed back over 15 inches. The rest of the body is made of carbon-fiber save for the solid wood doors. Hall apparently sold the Hyperion, named after one of the Titans of Greek mythology, for around $6 million just a year after buying it.
And now it has surfaced at an Abu Dhabi dealership where it is listed for sale at an undisclosed price. It seems that even spectacular one-off creations can become boring for those with too much money then sense.