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The New Rolls-Royce Waterspeed is Pure Land Yacht Porn

Britain has a long history of setting the world speed record for boats, and a lot of those boats have been powered by Rolls-Royce engines. Now, the marque is celebrating that heritage with a limited edition Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection. The level of attention to detail on this one is astounding. The paint itself is a special hue of blue designed to pay homage to the famous Bluebird boats that set the world water speed record back in the day. They're so proud of this paint that they've even sprayed the engine.

Inside, there are small nods to boating everywhere, like this wake etched into the chrome on the door.

In keeping with seafaring tradition, most of the interior is actually made from teak wood, and has been painstakingly matched so that the wood patterns, again, seem like a wake.

Out back, the convertible top's cover is made from steel that a Rolls-Royce metalworker spent 70 hours hammering into the perfect shape. When finished, another worker spent an additional ten hours brushing it.

That gauge on the left? It's a "power reserve" gauge that mirrors the original Bluebird. It starts at full power, and the closer you are to floored the lower it goes, to show you how much additional acceleration the car has before you've gone "into the blue."

In case all those clues are too subtle for you, all of the original records are spelled out in plain (or is it the Queen's?) English, just inside the glovebox.

Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. He's fairly certain no one will approach Malcolm Campbell's records in this, but he's glad they're honoring his legacy. Follow him on Twitter.