Rolls Royce planning a convertible Wraith and BMW based Gran Turismo model

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The Rolls Royce Wraith was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and is the third model in the Rolls lineup after the Ghost and the Phantom. Not much time has passed since the Geneva Motor Show and it has been in news already that Rolls Royce is planning a convertible based on the Wraith slated for launch in 2015. According to leading German Automobile magazine AutoBild, the Convertible is destined to make it to production and would be powered by the same 6.6 litre twin turbo V12 power plant as in the Wraith that makes 624 bhp and 799 nm of torque.

Rolls Royce Gran Turismo

If that was not all, the company is working on two different concepts- so we might see a Crossover based on the BMW X5 model or a Gran Turismo on the BMW 7 series platform and if either of the two is confirmed, would probably see production rollout by 2016. It is speculated that Rolls Royce would be offering an all-drive system on either of these models. The Wraith Convertible is specially being developed for the US markets and the Crossover/ Gran Turismo model would cater to the Chinese and Russian markets only.

Rolls Royce Wraith

Rolls Royce has already seen a healthy growth in the year 2012 selling 3575 units worldwide and aims to strengthen its sale offering new niche models to its lineup for customers in the above mentioned markets. It was just last month that the BMW owned British manufacturer negated any plans of building an SUV, but then it was very diplomatically said that “There’s nothing on the drawing board at all as it stands now, but the never say never scenario still stands.”

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