Rolls-Royce Planning Wraith Cabrio

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Ghost and Wraith family set to expand with a convertible version, but don't count on a Rolls-Royce SUV any time soon.

If every good turn deserves another, then it certainly follows that every good coupe deserves a convertible. And the Rolls-Royce Wraith is just such a coupe. The fastest and most powerful Rolls in the company's history, the Wraith takes the Ghost's underpinnings to the extreme, packing a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 with 624 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque into a sleek two-door fastback form. According to the latest coming from England, Goodwood is planning to replace that last bit with a folding roof mechanism to offer it as a convertible.

The report comes from Auto Express, which quotes Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos on the company's future plans. A drop-head version of the Wraith is apparently in the cards, but it could take a couple of years to bring to market. A new Phantom is also said to be in the works, with a potential plug-in hybrid option that would bridge the gap between the conventional 6.75-liter V12 and the aborted 102EX electric prototype. New versions of the Phantom Coupe and Drophead Coupe would follow, however Muller-Otvos nixed the idea of a Rolls-Royce sport-utility.

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