Über-luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce has confirmed the development of the hotly anticipated Rolls Royce Wraith Drophead Coupe. The Wraith-based convertible will become the brand’s sixth member in the lineup when it reaches opulent customers somewhere in mid-2016.
According to CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös, “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.”
“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.”
Looking at the spy shots of the development mule photographed last May, the so-called drophead tourer seems to be heavily influenced by its non-convertible sibling, save for a folding hard top (obviously), reworked rear section and a shorter trunk lid. It is expected to be powered by the same 6.6-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine found in the Wraith. That’s 624 hp and 800 Nm of output, in case you didn’t know.