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Mike Stevens | Aug, 06 2014 | 1 Comment

Luxury marque Rolls-Royce has confirmed it will reveal a new convertible model in the coming year, ahead of a 2016 sales launch.

The convertible’s identity is yet to be confirmed, however it is expected to debut as a topless version of the still-new Wraith coupe.

It is already known that the new model will be known as a Drophead Coupe - the company’s term for convertible models with a sporting roofline - suggesting a ‘Wraith Drophead Coupe’ badge will appear.

“I am truly delighted to confirm today the development of our new model which will open an exciting new chapter in the great story of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars,” Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said.

“We are currently developing an exciting and thoroughly contemporary interpretation of a pinnacle drophead tourer which will introduce even more discerning men and women to Rolls-Royce ownership.”

Rolls-Royce says the new model is undergoing prototype testing before entering the next stage of development.

The new model is expected to borrow much of its styling from the hardtop Wraith, with power likely to come from the same 465kW 6.6 litre twin-turbo V12 heart.

The so-called Wraith Drophead Coupe’s debut will give Rolls-Royce a handy rival to the likes of Bentley’s Continental GT Convertible and the coming Mercedes S-Class Convertible.

The new Rolls will also be the sixth model of the brand’s growing range, joining the Wraith coupe, the Phantom, Phantom Coupe and Phantom Drophead Coupe, and the Ghost.

 
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