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Christopher Bruce2013-04-30 16:35:49

Rolls-Royce Planning Convertible Based on the Wraith

It has no plans to build an SUV.

 
 
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Rolls-Royce's CEO says that it plans a convertible version of the Wraith

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CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös has confirmed that the company is working on a convertible based on the new WraithWraithRolls-Royce WraithUnited Kingdom, 2013 > present19 photos
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coupe. It will be the first time that Rolls-Royce has offered a convertible based on the modern GhostGhostRolls-Royce GhostUnited Kingdom, 2010 > present15 versions
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platform. 

“The design certainly lends itself to a drophead coupe, and I think that will be the next variant," said Müller-Ötvös.

However, he said it would be "some time" before the convertible hits the market. 

Müller-Ötvös also squashed rumors that Rolls-Royce is working on an SUV. 

“We have no plans to produce an SUV, definitely not, the next thing is drophead Wraith but bespoke orders are the priority," he said.

The next step for Rolls-Royce will be an all new platform for the PhantomPhantom Gen.2Rolls-Royce Phantom Gen.2United Kingdom, 2012 > present13 versions
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, but he said that the car is more than three years away. The new car will still be built at the Goodwood factory. The model could go hybrid. 

“Plug-in is definitely the direction to go in, that way you have range for commuting but also the ability to pass legal requirements that could force us in to driving as electric only in city centers," he said. 

Source: Auto Express

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Rolls-RoyceRolls-Royce
WraithWraith
Engine
V 12
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Top Speed
155 mph
Transmission
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Maximum power
632 hp @ 5600 rpm
Type
Fastback
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
16.8 US MPG
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