Rolls Royce Confirms Wraith Convertible but Has no Plans for an SUV
Two weeks ago it was rumored that the new Rolls Royce Wraith could also get a convertible version. Also tossed out there was that the company is also planning either a crossover or a hatchback. However, it appears that those rumors weren’t completely true.
Speaking at the British launch of the new Wraith coupe, Rolls Royce CEO, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, has confirmed that indeed the next model to be developed by the company will be a Wraith convertible, and at the same time he denied any possibility of an SUV.
In fact, he said that Rolls Royce never considered an SUV because it will be impossible to make it have the "gravitas or the effortless driving characteristics that make a true Rolls-Royce.” However, in the near future we expect to see an updated Rolls Royce lineup.
Rolls Royce hopes that the new Wraith coupe and the future convertible version will enjoy great success in the U.S. market and hopes it will sell around 1,500 units a year.
Click past the jump to read about the Wraith Coupe
After being teased for quite a few months, the latest addition to Rolls Royce’s lineup made its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The new Wraith will be sold alongside the current Phantom and Ghost and Rolls Royce hopes to sell at least 1,500 units a year.
The new Wraith features a fastback profile, but it will be immediately recognizable as a Rolls Royce, thanks to its deeply recessed grille and the wide rear track.
The model is powered by the company’s usual V-12 engine, which, for the new Wraith has been tricked to deliver 624 horsepower and the peak torque 590 pound-feet. The engine is mates to an eight-speed automatic ZF transmission and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.