• Dec 27, 2006

Rolls-Royce is set to take the wraps off a new convertible at the Detroit Motor Show less than two weeks from now, and have leaked a few photos to get our Spirits of Ecstasy flying. Although the name is not yet officially known, most insiders predict a revival of the Corniche nameplate for this grand cabriolet that picks up where the show-stopping 100EX concept car left off in 2004.

As can be seen from the press photos, some of the highly unique features from the show car have made it into the pre-production version. One of the most intriguing is the classic speedboat-style teak boot-lid under which the power soft-top will stow. The sinister LED headlights have also carried through, as has the stunning brushed-aluminum hood section (as unlikely as it was predicted that it would make it to production). The suicide doors are also there, granting elegant access to the world-class cabin with what looks like ample room, front and back. The trunk also has a unique split opening, one section folding down like a tailgate and another up like a conventional trunk lid.

Aside from the images, which you can check out after the jump, no details were released, but we can reasonably expect it will carry the 6.75-liter V12 and six-speed auto-box from its sister saloon the Phantom.

[Source: Rolls-Royce via AutoWeek.nl]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      Quite the stunning car, but I'm sure the price will stun me even more.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This car is absolutely stunning!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Don't like the windshield or doors... but everything else is tasteful looking...
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks like both the EX101 and EX100 according to this: http://www.sybarites.org/2006/12/27/rolls-royce-corniche-officially-announced/
      • 8 Years Ago
      overdone but sometimes too much is nice LOL
      • 8 Years Ago
      Awesome. I loved the Phantom from the first time I saw it in a HKG showroom, and I couldn't believe it when they topped it with the EX100. Kudos to RR for pulling this through. It must be one of the greatest cars ever, and I can't wait to see on for real.
      • 8 Years Ago
      No kidding, yuck. That thing looks like a kit car.

      • 8 Years Ago
      YUK? Hardly! This is a real car. talk about making a statement. Rolls Royce is back. First the Phantom and now this. I can see the FAB 1 coming to life soon if they keep this up. 20 points to anyone out there who knows what the FAB 1 is...

      Happy New year!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Awesome! Reminds me of the great 1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet. I'll also buy the hardtop and the "small" RR sedan when they appear on the market.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow... what were they thinking? Especially with the head and tail lights :O
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think it's time for Rolls to bow out. Leave it to Bentley--and I don't even like Bentleys!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice 300c convertible.

      Not fan of RR anyway.
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