In September of 1937 on Italy’s Lake Maggiore, Britain’s Sir Malcolm Campbell, who had already broken the world land speed record, broke the the water speed record as well.

He did so in the Bluebird K3 hydroplane, powered by Rolls-Royce’s R-Type engine, achieving a breakneck speed of 129.5 mph.


Now Rolls is commemorating the feat with a special limited-edition run of Bespoke Waterspeed Collection Phantom Drophead Coupés, designed in homage to the Bluebird.

So far, Rolls is only revealing that the cars will have a brushed steel and Maggiore blue color scheme, as well as handcrafted wood inlays inside.

bild-16534-1024x0As for breaking speed records while at the wheel, that’s between you and the local constabulary…