Spied: 2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead Coupe
Rolls-Royce will soon add a smaller convertible to its lineup.
Our spy photographers have nabbed some pictures of Rolls-Royce's upcoming Wraith Drophead Coupe undergoing cold weather testing. Rolls-Royce confirmed way back in 2013 that it was working on a convertible variant of its Wraith coupe.
The Wraith Drophead Coupe is expected to share its sheet metal from rockers to beltline with the Wraith coupe, and these spy shots appear to confirm that. Up front is Rolls' familiar grille with the Wraith's headlights and LED strips flaking both sides. The rear taillights and dual exhaust treatment on this prototype also looks nearly identical to what you'd find on a Wraith.
The Drophead's roofline, however, is another story. Whereas the Wraith has more of a fastback silhouette, the Dropehead will sport a more conventional coupe look. The Drophead will use a fabric roof rather than a retractable metal one.
Power will be provided by a 6.6L twin-turbocharged V12 sending about 620 horsepower to the rear-wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
There are rumors that Rolls-Royce could resurrect the Corniche name for its upcoming convertible, but that has yet to be confirmed.
Look for the Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead Coupe to debut either later this year or in early 2016 as a 2017 model.