Rolls Royce Wraith

Wraith: (1) an apparition of a living person supposed to portend his or her death. (2) a visible spirit.

Possibly over shadowed by the release of the Lamborghini Veneno, Ferrari LaFerrari, and McLaren P1, one of the debuts at the Geneva auto show was Rolls Royce newest model, the Wraith. Essentially the Ghost coupe, the Wraith is the most powerful and decadent Rolls Royce in production. It is the newest entry into the high performance Gran Tourer segment, charging straight at competitors like Jaguar XK, Aston Martin Vanquish, and former sibling Bentley Continental GT.

Powered by a 8-speed 6.6 liter twin-turbo V12 sourced by parent company BMW, the Wraith gracefully sprints from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds. Putting out 624 horsepower and 590 lb-ft or torque. Those pavement pounding supercar numbers, blended with the finest optional equipment R.R. offers, the Wraith is a leather wrapped, chrome embroidered cruise missile.

The fastback styled coupe sports signature Rolls Royce styling like suicide doors and the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament. Art-Deco interior lighting and specially treated wood veneers makes its way into the new luxo big boy. The Starlight headliner, which uses multiple fiber optics lights to simulate a night sky, can also be found in the Wraith. Proven to be tech-savvy, Rolls Royce implements a 360 degree view parking camera, voice activated navigation, and a satellite based GPS that uses satellite aided transmission to prepare the car for hills and corners and then preselects the correct gears as the car approaches changing road conditions.

On sale towards the year’s end, the Wraith wears a price tag of  roughly $350,000.

Source: Rolls Royce


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