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Will a $400,000 ragtop win the hearts of the world's most flush? Will they be satisfied climbing over the folding front seat to alight from its luxurious rear? (hmm, that didn't come out quite right). No matter. BMW's Rolls-Royce is building it anyway, and its launch is about a year out. Sporting suicide front doors just like the 100EX concept on which it's based, the Phantom cabriolet will likely bear the name Corniche, like its predecessors, and will be powered by the same same 6.75-liter V12 as the Phantom saloon.

Rolls-Royce Cabrio Spy Photos [World Car Fans]

Spy Photos: 2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom Convertible [internal]