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The Wraith is Rolls Royce's Idea of a High-Performance Fastback Coupe

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The Rolls Royce Wraith is officially here, with the British firm revealing their new coupe in front of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show audience. Aside from the fastback body shape, it features the company's most powerful engine ever, a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 with 624 hp (633 PS), as well as a number of interesting technical innovations.

Compared to the other turbocharged Rolls Royce models, the Ghost, the Wraith is three tenths quicker to 60 mph (96 km/h), reaching the speed in just 4.4 seconds – top speed has been kept secret, for now.

One feature of the Wraith, which James May would definitely not approve, is the slightly stiffer suspension and the recalibrated steering that supposedly gives the driver more feedback through the wheel and also weights up more at high speeds.

An interesting and rather clever feature (which would be more at home on an efficiency-oriented car) is the GPS-controlled, eight-speed gearbox, which uses satellite data to select and pre-select the appropriate gear, in order to make the best use of the engine's power as efficiently as possible.

With toys like the fiber optic-infused headliner, endlessly-adjustable massaging seats covered in the finest leathers known to man, as well as the added exclusivity of the fastback coupe body style, the Wraith is very expensive – €245,000 ($320,000).

By Andrei Nedelea


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6 Comments:

JTrombley said... »March 06, 2013

Much better than expected :) Loose the weird perforated starry night roof and get a navy-silver exterior with black leather and it is a brilliant thing to behold.

AstonMartin said... »March 06, 2013

Loving the Wraith. Picture 11 is an excellent profile image. This car will look much better in person and in other classy colors.

BLKITALIAN1 said... »March 06, 2013

THe more pictures and videos i see of this car the more i like it, its a simple yet very elegant bold and classy design. I think in maybe a 2 tone black and silver like the phantoms came in or all black or dark bown like the bentley it would be really really nice......aaah the rich have so many choices of great cars to buy

RR Gran Torino said... »March 07, 2013

Reminds me of the Ford Gran Torino. Is that Clint Eastwood giving the presentation?

aoaccd said... »March 07, 2013

Beautiful design! Very impressive!

BUT!!!! Another "Thnirp???"

Why do companies like Aston Martin, Bentley, Volkswagen, Peugeot, etc,

(The current Mazda Miata, the Subaru BRZ/Toyota FRS, etc...)

think, that those goofy little quarter windows at less than half the A-Pillar,

which they sometimes try to hide behind a chunky mirror,

believe that these little design thnirps are the greatest thing since sliced bread????

THEY ARE ALL GOOFY, STUPID LOOKING, THEY HURT THE LINES OF THE CAR,

despite the aid in vision.

They are nowadays done poorly, where they are-but they are not,

a proper quarter window.

If you do a quarter window, PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE,

do it properly.

The Lotus Esprit. The Porsche 911. The BMW 2002 and 3.0 CS.

The Lotus Europa. The Lamborghini Urracco/Silhouette/Jalpa.

The Lamborghini Countach. The 60's-90's Alfa Spyders.

The Aston Martin Lagonda. The late 60's-80's Aston Martin DBS/Vantage coupe/conv.

Pininfarina: The Lancia Montecarlo. The Ferrari 308. The Lancia Gamma.

The Ferrari Daytona. The Ferrari 248 Dino.

EVEN THE ORIGINAL VW BEETLE!!!!!!!


Please, styling houses, if you feel a need for an A-pillar quarter window,

Please bring back the proper quarter window again.

No more of these

"It is a quarter window-but it isn't-but it is-but it isn't-but it is..." quarter windows.

You guys have spent all this effort in the lines of the car,

Make your A-pillars beautiful too.

We are noticing...

MarketAndChurch said... »March 07, 2013

I agree... seeing that all-silver, un-painted Wraith looks fantastic, I would love to see it in the same hue as the Bentley Continental that debut.

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