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Rolls-Royce confirms new model for 2016, hints at Wraith Drophead

Car promises \"effortless, open-top touring.\"

Rolls-Royce has confirmed that it is working on a new model that will arrive on the market by mid-2016.

The company has not explicitly named the new car, however the announcement wording suggests the mystery model will be the Wraith Drophead Coupe.

"The car will build on the success of Phantom, Ghost and Wraith by continuing to boldly shape the future of the marque with contemporary, graceful and sensuous styling," the company notes. "It will deliver effortless, open-top touring through the perfect marriage of modern Rolls-Royce luxury, style and elegance with an engaging and exhilarating driving experience."

The open-top variant was quickly highlighted as a logical next step after the modern Wraith hardtop was announced in 2013. The Drophead is expected to share the same twin-turbocharged V12 powerplant, which sends 624 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels.

"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," says Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos.

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