Presenting a unique character defined by power, style and drama with just a hint of the noir, here’s the ultimate gentlemen’s ‘fastback’ gran turismo, the Rolls-Royce Wraith, which at its heart features Rolls-Royce attributes of luxury, refinement and hand-craftsmanship. With striking fastback silhouette, this exclusively-new and much hyped about model from the world’s pinnacle ultra-luxury marque is described as the most potent and technologically advanced Rolls-Royce ever built, and impressively embodies the spirit of Charles Stewart Rolls and promises the sense of adventure and speed that drove the British auto manufacturer’s founding forefather. Officially launched at the Geneva Motor Show after a seemingly endless stream of teasers and sketches, the Wraith as a magnificent addition to the already eclectic Rolls-Royce product range, is now all set to compete with the Bentley's most powerful 4-door model 2014 Flying Spur and Bentley's world's fastest four-seat Continental GT Speed Convertible.
Notably, the Wraith’s coach doors open to reveal a sumptuous interior that comes complete with expanses of wood called Canadel Panelling and most notably the softest Phantom-grade leathers.
Named after the famous cove in the South of France where Sir Henry Royce and his design and engineering teams spent their winters, this contemporary and tactile finish sweeps through the interior, cosseting four occupants in a space bathed in light and warmth.
The interior ambiance is further complemented by Starlight Headliner, a bespoke feature available beyond family cars for the first time. Notably, 1,340 fiber optic lamps are hand woven into roof lining to give the impression of a glittering, starry night sky.
Carrying the V12 engine married to 8-speed automatic ZF transmission that delivers 624 horsepower, the Wraith makes its 0-60 mph sprint in just 4.4 seconds compared to 4.7 seconds for Rolls-Royce Ghost.
The first deliveries of the Wraith will begin in the fourth quarter of this year, and will cost as much as $318,000.
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