Rolls-Royce Wraith Officially Revealed
Rolls-Royce has officially unveiled the Wraith, the most powerful and fastest Rolls-Royce in history. The car features all of the hallmark Rolls-Royce attributes of luxury and detailed hand-craftsmanship.
“Today we launch the ultimate gentlemen’s gran turismo, a car that embodies the spirit of Charles Stewart Rolls,” commented Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “The most powerful Rolls-Royce in history, Wraith promises the sense of adventure and speed that drove our founding forefather. But of course, Wraith’s starting point is luxury, refinement and quality, traits that remain as important to Rolls-Royce customers today as they were more than a century ago.”
Rolls-Royce Chairman and BMW Group board member Harald Krüger added the following: “The BMW Group today reconfirms its full commitment to the future of Rolls-Royce. Growth and a prosperous future lie ahead thanks to continued investment, careful brand stewardship and the launch of groundbreaking new models like Rolls-Royce Wraith, a magnificent addition to the product range.”
The coupe design features a wide rear track, shortened wheelbase and lowered roof height. Coach doors open to reveal an interior complete with Phantom-grade leathers and expanses of wood called Canadel Panelling (named after the famous cove in the South of France where Sir Henry Royce and his design and engineering teams spent their winters). The interior is further complemented by Starlight Headliner. 1,340 fibre optic lamps are hand-woven into the roof lining to give the impression of a glittering, starry night sky.
Power is derived from a V12 engine that is married to 8-speed automatic ZF transmission. 624 bhp / 465kW is available to the driver while the 0-60 mph sprint is achieved in 4.4 seconds, compared with 563 bhp / 420kW and 0-60 in 4.7 seconds for the Ghost. From 1,500 rpm 800 Nm of torque is available (780 Nm for Ghost).