Rolls-Royce has been teasing us for weeks now with hints about the new Wraith, dubbed the world’s most powerful Rolls-Royce.
Now on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show, the regal British marque has revealed the machine in all its glory, an irresistible fastback coupe with a roaring V12 624 hp engine capable of 0 to 60 mph in only 4.4 seconds—a lot more juice than the Ghost.
Hoping to shed some of its stuffy image, Rolls is positioning the new Wraith as a potent package of ”power, style and drama with just a hint of noir.”
We’re not quite sure about that last bit, but anxiously await a demonstration.
The Wraith doesn’t lack for Roll’s trademark luxury, however, with interior finishes straight from the flagship Phantom and an “on-board valet” voice command system.
The “yacht-like” interior cabin is covered in expanses of wood called Canadel Paneling.
It seems that back in the day Sir Henry Royce and his design and engineering teams spent their winters at his house in Canadel on the Cote d’Azur, which inspired the name.
Rumors that the Wraith will be offered at an “entry level” price seem unfounded, as European deliveries at the end of the year will begin at about $325,000.
Though hopefully that still qualifies as a bargain for you…
- Posted March 07, 2013
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