Rolls-Royce has confirmed it is in the process of developing a new convertible, that will go on sale some time in 2016.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said: “We are currently developing an exciting and thoroughly contemporary interpretation of a pinnacle drophead tourer which will introduce even more discerning men and women to Rolls-Royce ownership.”
The new car will in effect be a convertible version of the Ghost-based Wraith coupe, though it may not carry the Wraith name. Rolls could revive the Corniche name, last seen in the early 2000’s on the droptop Silver Seraph.
Peter Schwarzenbauer, Chairman of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, welcomed the announcement, saying, “The announcement of a new Rolls-Royce model is always a seminal moment in the automobile industry. When it arrives in 2016, this elegant and sensuous new car will build on the success of our current models and will play a key part in fulfilling Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ commitment to long-term sustainable growth.”
The new Rolls-Royce convertible is current undergoing a comprehensive prototype testing program.
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