Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead Coupe to Launch in 2015

A Drophead Coupe version of the Rolls-Royce Wraith is on its way, but don’t expect this ultra-luxury convertible to launch any time soon.

The Wraith is essentially a coupe version of the Ghost sedan. The “standard” Wraith is powered by a 6.6-liter V12 engine, but if that isn’t enough its dozen cylinders are augmented by a duet of turbochargers. All told it cranks out 624 brake horsepower and can blitz from zero to 60 miles an hour in 4.6 seconds.

This open-air variant of the standard Wraith Coupe should go on sale in 2015. It will take cues from the Drophead version of the brand’s Phantom flagship; it should also be more affordable… at least we hope.

Rolls-Royce’s goal with this car is to lower the average age of its buyers and broaden brand appeal, something a smaller, sportier car ought to do.

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