In an announcement that shocked nobody who is paying attention to Rolls-Royce, the British brand revealed that it is creating a droptop version of the Wraith for 2016. Technically speaking, the company actually didn’t say the new model is a Wraith, and instead only said that a new convertible would be released, but everyone already knows what it will be. There is already a Phantom Drophead Coupe, so the convertible version of the Wraith would complete the lineup.
This news is exciting, especially if you have the kind of cash to drop on a Rolls. The Wraith is the sportiest model to be produced by the brand in a long, long time, so creating a convertible version only amplifies the fun. The move should help draw in a more youthful set of customers, who are of course well-heeled and interested in the long legacy of Rolls-Royce.
Back when the Wraith was officially launched into the market, it was referred to as much more youthful and playful that the Ghost and Phantom models. Does this mean that we can all expect to see videos of trust fund kids doing burnouts in country club parking lots using their brand new Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead Coupe? One can only hold onto hope.
The British luxury brand is in an expansion mood, because it’s also cooking up an SUV model that is expected to hit dealerships sometime in 2018. Buyers will need to plunk down at least £200,000 for the luxury SUV, according to rumors, and it will compete directly with the upcoming Bentley SUV.