Almost exactly one year ago, Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös confirmed that a Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead was in the works. Now, the very first prototype of the 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead has been spied testing under heavy camouflage.
As you can imagine, the Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead will remain identical to the Wraith coupe with the exception of a fixed roof. In its place will be a folding cloth top and when it hits the market, it will serve as the perfect rival to the Bentley Continental GT Convertible as well as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet set to be revealed soon.
What gives this prototype away as a convertible version of the Wraith is the redesigned roof with a plastic rear window. Additionally, the car features heavy camouflage across the rest of the body suggesting that the Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead could be the first to feature a few styling changes which will funnel down into a facelifted version of the Wraith coupe.
Under the hood, the Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead will feature the same 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine as the coupe. This engine is the most powerful one Rolls-Royce has ever created with it delivering 623 hp at 5600 rpm and 800 Nm of torque between 1500 and 5500 rpm and it is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.