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Rolls-Royce Readying New Open-Top Tourer

Likely based on current Wraith coupe.

by on Aug.05, 2014

The Wraith is the fastest and most powerful Rolls-Royce ever introduced -- and it may soon be offered in a convertible version.

It’s a great time to be buying a luxury car, manufacturers unleashing an unprecedented product assault from the bottom to the top of the market. And at the upper end of the spectrum, even Rolls-Royce is getting into the game, the British marque announcing plans to introduce an all-new “open-top touring” model set to reach market about two years from now.

The BMW subsidiary isn’t saying much about what it has in store, but speculation is focusing on the lower end of its product range, the new convertible quite likely to be based on the Rolls Wraith, itself a spin-off of the maker’s Ghost line.

Product News!

“I am truly delighted to confirm today the development of our new model which will open an exciting new chapter in the great story of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars,” proclaimed Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “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.”


Bentley Working Up Mulsanne Drop-Top

Could reach production about same time as Bentley SUV.

by on Aug.20, 2012

Convertibles are "intrinsic" to the brand, says Bentley, as it releases a sketch of its Mulsanne Vision Concept.

Bentley is weighing its options to add a drop-top version of its flagship Mulsanne sedan, testing the waters with a concept that could translate into production by mid-decade.

Like its most direct rival, Rolls-Royce, Bentley has traditionally offered a convertible version of its biggest, most expensive model.  But with the loss of the old Azure two years ago there’s been no ragtop option for the big Mulsanne.

Be in the Know!

That could change, depending on reaction to the Bentley Mulsanne Vision Concept quietly unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance over the weekend.  The full-sized model was kept under strict guard – those invited in for a look even had to surrender their cellphones to ensure no pictures leaked out, though Bentley has now provided a rough, early sketch.