Wraith. The title conjures images of some thing moving swiftly along damp and misty Mayfair roads at four inside the morning ; a half-seen apparition momentarily visible inside the yellow glare from the streetlights prior to disappearing straight into the darkness having a hiss of rubber on wet tarmac. It is the good title to the sportiest Rolls-Royce in history.
In simple terms, the Wraith is the coupe version of the Ghost, the so-called “small” Rolls-Royce built using some basic architectural hardware shared with the F01/F02 BMW 7 Series. Compared with the standard-wheelbase Ghost, the wheelbase is 7.2 inches shorter, and overall length has been trimmed 4.2 inches. The dash-to-axle ratio is the same as the Ghost sedan, but the front overhang is longer. Overall height is 1.7 inches lower.
Under the hood is the same 6.6-liter twin-turbo V-12 as the Ghost, but power has been boosted from 563 hp at 5250 rpm to a healthy 624 hp at 5600 rpm, and torque increases from 575 lb-ft to 590. The eight-speed automatic and rear axle share the same ratios, and because of the extra body stiffening required for the yet-to-be-announced convertible version, the Wraith weighs almost exactly the same as the sedan. With more power and torque, the Wraith should hit 60 mph in about 4.1 seconds, and run the quarter mile in about 12.5 seconds, making it the fastest Rolls-Royce ever. But a Rolls-Royce is all about smoothness and silence and effortlessness. So what should a sporty Rolls-Royce drive like?
2014 Rolls Royce Wraith Release Date and Price
The new Rolls Royce Wraith will be go on sale in the final quarter of 2013 and in Europe prices will start from €245,000 or $320,000.
The new two-door Rolls is effectively a Ghost coupe, and it stands to reason that this is Royce’s answer to the Bentley Continental GT, albeit at a higher price point. Much higher, actually the 245,000-euro $320k USD price of entry for the Wraith is about $100,000 more than a Continental GT Speed coupe. Woof. And to our eyes, all that extra money isn’t buying you much in the looks department, as the collective opinion of the Autoblog editors on-site in Geneva is that it’s more imposing than elegant.
Design of 2014 Rolls Royce Wraith
This handmade four-wheeler weighs over 5200 pounds and has the joined body and chassis which makes its overall outside dimension smaller and it’s inside space larger. The exterior of the 2014 Rolls Royce Wraith exudes with a graceful and beautiful design. Even though it has become a synonym for ultra modern vehicle, this car has same characteristics that resemble to the cars of the thirties from the last century. And that is a continuous slope from the roof to the rear. As for the interior, this luxurious monster is equipped with lots of high technology features, such as a 10.25-inch HD dashboard screen and either leather of wood finishing of the panel. We must not forget to mention the roof made completely of glass, and leather sunshade for it. But maybe the most interesting equipment is a SAT – Satellite Aided Transmission. This new tech system locates the car and helps the driver while shifting gears.
2014 Rolls Royce Wraith Picture
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