A new Rolls-Royce Wraith shooting brake appears to be on the way based on a recent spy video of the two-door wagon on the road. In a beautiful coincidence, Instagram account wilcoblok posted photos of another two-door wagon based on Wraith and gave Motor1.com permission to repost photos.
This Wraith shooting brake conversion appears to have a high build quality. Compared to the actual coupe, this one has a modified roofline to create a flatter roof. This change requires a different side glass panel which has a more rounded shape than on the stock vehicle. The most obvious overhaul is the addition of a tailgate.
It is not clear how the panel opens. Having the hinges on the roof would seem to result in a limited range of motion which would create a rather small space to place cargo in the back. The side hinges would solve this problem, but it doesn’t seem like there is enough room for this arrangement to work without hitting the body.
Comparing this Wraith Shooting Brake (left) to the one in the spy video (right), it is possible to see some design differences. For example, the newer vehicle has a white line across the tail lights, while the old one has pure red lights. Although the shape of the tailpipe is the same, their locations are also slightly different.
It’s unclear at this time when the new Wraith Shooting Brake might arrive. Rolls-Royce is currently teasing the launch of the new Ghost for September 1, so look for that unveiling coming up after that. Speculation has it that the two-door wagon is likely unique for a wealthy customer looking for a more utilitarian coupe. There is probably not enough demand for the variant to become part of the lineup.