When we started to get more details on the 2014 Corvette Stingray C7 it did not take long for consumers to wonder if there would be a convertible option, which of course there is. The same thing has happened to the Roll Royce Wraith, as there is also a convertible option on its way.
The CEO of Rolls Royce has confirmed that they are planning a Wraith convertible, but try not to get too excited because they have no plans to release a Rolls Royce SUV. It was obvious that we would get a drop-top version, as they have proven so popular in the past.
Don’t expect to see one soon though; as the Rolls Royce Wraith convertible will be delayed until after 2015 at least, well that’s what Auto Express is reporting. This long production time is a bit of a pain, as we know Roll Royce would love to have that option at the same time as the hard-top version is released.
Having said that, future Wraith owners can still take comfort that they will have a huge number of options available to them, as Rolls Royce knows their loyal customer base have different needs, so they do all they can to attend to them.
The Rolls Royce Wraith starting price will be just under $320,000, so expect the convertible version to be several thousand dollars more expensive. It will be interesting to see how well the Wraith does when compared to the Bentley alternative, which as we know is far cheaper.
The future of Roll Royce is still solid, as they already have a replacement to the Phantom, once they have successfully launched the Wraith that is. Because a Rolls Royce Phantom successor is a long way off it’s hard to know what we could expect in terms of design and specs, but it could be getting a hybrid powertrain.