Rolls-Royce developing new Drophead Tourer

Rolls-Royce is developing a fourth model for their range, to sit alongside the existing Phantom, Ghost and Wraith models.

Designed first and foremost as a full convertible car, the new model promises to add an engaging and exhilarating driving experience to the usual luxury, style and elegance you would expect from the brand, with Torsten Muller-Otvos, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ CEO explaining “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.”

“The announcement of a new Rolls-Royce model is always a seminal moment in the automobile industry,” added Peter Schwarzenbauer, Chairman of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “This elegant and sensuous new car will build on the success of our current models and will play a key part in fulfilling Rolls-Royce Motor Car’s commitment to long-term sustainable growth.”

While always a niche product anyway, the number of cars made will have to be tightly controlled as the factory near Goodwood is already running near capacity. Expansion is virtually impossible due to the planning rules in place, ensuring any model will always remain exclusive.

The new model is currently undergoing testing and development, but should arrive in your local Rolls-Royce showroom in 2016.

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