Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead Coupe Confirmed for 2015 Launch
Rolls Royce brought a very special car to the 2013 Geneva motor show, and it happens to be the fastest Rolls Royce ever produced. The Rolls Royce Wraith was thus launched, keeping a unique set of individuals in mind: young billionaires who prefer a bit of sportiness along with unadulterated luxury. The Rolls-Royce Wraith delivers on both fronts.
Back then, the company did not disclose any plans of a convertible — Drophead, as R-R calls it — version of the Rolls-Royce Wraith. Now, Rolls-Royce boss Torsten Müller-Ötvös has confirmed via Autocar that the Wraith Drophead Coupe will see the light of day in a couple of years time. Like the Phantom, the Wraith will get a folding soft top and the company would start taking orders in 2015.
Speaking of the Wraith, Müller-Ötvös felt happy the way things have progressed since the launch of the product in mid-2013. The company has received positive feedback about the Wraith, and it has been able to attract first-time buyers to the exclusive luxury brand.
According to Müller-Ötvös, the sporty character of the Wraith has also attracted previous Ferrari owners, and these are people who know their performance cars. The Wraith delivers on its promise of high performance along with bespoke luxury, and that is the primary reason why the Wraith gets a thumbs up — even from Ferrari owners.
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"The most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history," the Wraith combines performance and sporty character with the ultimate expression of luxury and exquisite quality. The reason behind the introduction of the Wraith was to cater to the younger buyer who loves to drive in utmost comfort.
The exterior of the car takes cues from the Rolls Royce Ghost, but there is a subtly dynamic feel to the design. The long, swooping hood line drops to merge into the trunk, and like most Rolls Royce cars, the bold shoulder line expresses confidence and class. The interior is complete with leather, wood and immaculate quality.
Under the hood is the same 6.6-liter, V-12 engine, but in the Wraith it pumps out 624 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to an ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission that allows the luxo-barge to hit a 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds. Some brilliant performance figures then, for a car that weighs more than two tons.