2014 Rolls Royce Wraith

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  • Rolls Royce Wraith
  • Year:
    2014
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  • Engine:
    V12
  • Transmission:
    ZF 8-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    624
  • Torque @ RPM:
    590
  • 0-60 time:
    4.4 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    186 mph (Est.)
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After debuting the Series II for both the Phantom and Phantom Coupe models, Rolls Royce engineers have started to test a new luxury coupe. Initially thought to be called Corniche, the latest creation from Rolls Royce brings back in fact a name that was initially used in 1938: Wraith.

The new Wraith, simply described as "the most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history," features a fastback profile, and is wider and lower than the Ghost, making it more aerodynamic and aggressive in the same time.

For its new model, Rolls Royce has made numerous improvements to the suspension and the steering system and for the interior, it has installed the “on-board valet,” - an innovative voice-command system that sends data to the navigation and infotainment systems.

Sales will begin in the final quarter of 2013 and in Europe prices will start from €245,000 (about $320,000 at the current exchange rates).

UPDATE 03/05/2013: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs.

UPDATE 09/25/2013: Rolls Royce unveiled a series of new images and video for the latest addition to its lineup: Wraith. The shots were taken in the beautiful city of Vienna and on location in the spectacular surrounding area.

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Rolls Royce's New Adamas Collection Proves That There's No Substitute for Premium Luxury

Rolls Royce’s New Adamas Collection Proves That There’s No Substitute for Premium Luxury

Only 70 Rolls-Royce units will be made available in the collection

Rolls-Royce has released a new collection of special edition models, called the Adamas Collection. Based on Black Badge editions of the Rolls-Royce Dawn and Wraith, the Adamas Collection puts a spotlight on what Rolls-Royce refers to as the “darker side of contemporary craftsmanship.” Only 70 units will be included in the Adamas Collection, distributed between 40 Black Badge Wraith units and 30 Black Badge Dawn models.

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Rogert Daltrey's One-Off Rolls-Royce Wraith "Inspired By Music" Hits The Auction Block

Rogert Daltrey’s One-Off Rolls-Royce Wraith "Inspired By Music" Hits The Auction Block

Custom Rollers fetches $270,000 with all the proceeds going to charity

Roger Daltrey may not be on the level of John Lennon or Mick Jagger in the annals of British rock star legends, but The Who frontman is still a legend in his own right. His status as a rock icon is one of the reasons why he was part of the Rolls-Royce Wraith’s “Inspired by Music” tribute. Nine total one-off versions were created, two of which were dedicated to Daltrey and The Who. One of those models, the “Tommy” Edition, recently hit the auction block, pulling in £208,000, or about $270,000 based on current exchange rates.

Like most celebrity cars, proceeds from the sale of the Wraith Inspired by Music Tommy Edition didn’t go to Daltrey’s pockets. Instead, it’s going to the Teenage Cancer Trust, a U.K.-based nonprofit organization that provides specialist support to young people diagnosed with cancer in the U.K. Daltrey is an “honorary patron” of the charity so it’s no surprise that he’d pick the Teenage Cancer Trust as the beneficiary of the auction. In his own words, he said: "Seven young people are diagnosed with cancer every day in the U.K. This car has become an incredible collectors’ item, and it’s gratifying to know that the proceeds of the sale will support such a worthy cause." In the end, the car itself may have sold for less than the £235,416 ($304,700) price of a brand-new Wraith, but don’t get it twisted. $270,000 is still a significant sum for anybody, let alone an organization like the Teenage Cancer Trust that needs all the help it can get to function the way it wants to.

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2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith Inspired By Sheikh Zayed Bridge

2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith Inspired By Sheikh Zayed Bridge

The hidden feature of this one-off Wraith is a Rolls-Royce Bespoke specialty

Rolls-Royce Bespoke’s Wisdom Limited Collection for the Abu Dhabi market has given birth to some very interesting creations. One of those works, the Phantom Inspired by Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, paid tribute to one of the largest mosques in the world that also happened to have been named after the founder and first president of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The famed architect’s influence on the collection doesn’t just end there, though, because another member of this exclusive collection is the Rolls-Royce Wraith Inspired by Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Rolls-Royce Bespoke’s tribute piece to the Sheikh Zayed Bridge, considered as one of the most intricately designed bridges in the world.

The details on the Wraith Inspired by Sheikh Zayed Bridge may not be as intricate as the ones found on its Phantom counterpart, but they still capture the essence of the world-famous bridge, right down to the use of blue, white, and silver as the main colors. The free-flowing aesthetic is evident in the exterior and interior of the imposing coupe, just as the Sheikh Zayed Bridge’s massive, curved-design arches casts a daunting presence on the entire country. And if you’re really patient with the details on this car, you’d be very surprised at what Rolls-Royce did to its interior. It’s not the most fashionable cabin in the collection, but it sure is the one you’d want to be in when you’re tired and ready to sleep. After all, very few things are as relaxing as sleeping under the stars.

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2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith Inspired by Falconry

2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith Inspired by Falconry

The UAE’s majestic bird gets the Rolls-Royce Bespoke treatment

By now, it’s been established that Rolls-Royce Bespoke’s Wisdom Limited Collection for Rolls-Royce Abu Dhabi has evolved into the perfect showcase for the British luxury brand’s personalization division. Not that it needed to prove that creations like the Wraith Inspired by Film, Wraith Inspired by Music, and Wraith Inspired by Rugby already made that claim emphatically. However, seeing these seven, one-off creations perfectly encapsulates what Rolls-Royce Bespoke is fully capable of if given a blank canvas to work its magic. Take the Rolls-Royce Wraith Inspired by Falconry for example. From a distance, it looks like a clean, all-white Rolls-Royce Wraith that’s no different from other Wraiths of its kind. But once you come closer to the car, you start noticing details that identify it as a true one-off piece.

That’s the kind of treatment that Rolls-Royce Bespoke is capable of. You can even see that from within the Wisdom Limited Collection, specifically how different each model is from one another, and that’s when you consider that there are actually two Wraith models in the collection. One of them is the Wraith Inspired by the Sheikh Zayed Bridge and the other is this one, the Wraith Inspired by Falconry. Two exact same models given two completely different identities. This is the kind of thing you can expect from Rolls-Royce Bespoke. As far as car personalizations go, Rolls-Royce’s division is as good as it’s going to get.

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2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith Regatta by Eddie Sotto

2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith Regatta by Eddie Sotto

Exclusive custom work on the Wraith will cost more than an arm and a leg

The past few days have given us a treasure trove of special edition Rolls-Royce models, ranging from the Ghost by Vitesse AuDessus and Bengala Automotive Design to the pair of Porto Cervo exclusives for the Dawn and Wraith models by Rolls’ very own Bespoke customer personalization program. Now we give you yet another exclusive, special edition Rolls-Royce courtesy of American experiential designer Eddie Sotto, who once was the Senior Vice President of Concept Design for Walt Disney Imagineering.

Given his experience and pedigree in design and craftsmanship, Sotto sought to find inspiration to create a special edition Wraith that literally lived by its “special edition” label. He found what he needed in the designs of classic wooden motor yachts so he set about giving the Wraith the full yacht treatment. The coupe’s exterior and interior were treated to an imaginative combination of actual mahogany and a variety of wood-paint combos to create a highly personalized bespoke custom job that speaks to the elegance and luxury characteristics that Rolls-Royce is famous for.

The custom work doesn’t come without its gulp-inducing moments. The whole thing costs more than $1 million, donor car included. Do the math and that adds up to around $350,000 for the actual Wraith and over $650,000 for the full-scale Regatta custom treatment. It’s definitely a king’s ransom, but one that comes with the exclusivity of being one of only a few Rolls-Royce Wraiths to have actual mahogany on the roof.

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2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith with Carbon Fiber by Bengala and Vitesse AuDessus

2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith with Carbon Fiber by Bengala and Vitesse AuDessus

Yet another way to make your Rolls even more bespoke

Rolls-Royce vehicles are already about as unique as you can get, and yet there are countless programs from various companies to make them stand out from the crowd even more. The most recent program is being offered through a partnership between Euro design house Bengala Automotive and U.S.-based Vitesse AuDessus. The program involves an excessively healthy dose of carbon fiber to go with a new set of optional carbon fiber wheels, all of which is available on all current Rolls-Royce models, including the Rolls-Royce Wraith, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Phantom Coupe and Drophead Coupe, and the Ghost.

The Design Chief and owner of Bengala Automotive – Shoghi Saeidnia – spoke about the new package in a recent press release, saying, “Forged carbon fiber is an extraordinary development for the automotive industry. To the casual observer, the material serves a purely utilitarian purpose. As a designer, I was inspired by the mosaic-like motifs and felt that the aesthetic could be elevated. I visualized a material with the look of honed granite that would communicate the antithesis of the current perception: opulent luxury as opposed to ascetic utilitarianism. The product that Vitesse AuDessus was able to develop exceeded my highest expectations; and, when thinking of the appropriate application for the material’s debut as a luxury finish, no pairing was better suited than the handmade rolling masterpieces by Rolls-Royce.”

So, with that said, I’m here to talk a little bit about the Carbon Fiber package available for the Rolls-Royce Wraith and what it brings to the table. So, with that said, let’s dive on in and take a good look at this truly unique and elegant package.

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2016 Rolls-Royce Porto Cervo Wraith

2016 Rolls-Royce Porto Cervo Wraith

Created to “reflect the atmosphere and vibrancy of one of the world’s most exclusive and glamorous enclaves"

Launched in 2013, the Wraith is Rolls-Royce’s first two-door coupe that’s less than 18 feet long since the Camargue, which was discontinued in 1986. Designed by Pavle Trpinac on the BMW BMW F01 platform that underpinned the previous-generation 7 Series, the Wraith was named after a model that the company produced in 1938 and 1939 as a rolling chassis. Powered by a twin-turbocharged, 6.6-liter V-12 rated at 623 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, the Wraith was the most powerful Rolls-Royce in history at launch. A convertible version named Dawn was introduced in 2015.

Having spawned numerous special-edition models, the Wraith has received yet another makeover from Bespoke, this time in the form or a unique, one-of-one example. Part of a pair of new Bespoke cars themed "Dusk until Dawn," the unique Wraith was unveiled at Rolls-Royce’s ultra-exclusive Summer Studio event in Porto Cervo, Italy.

Created to “reflect the atmosphere and vibrancy of one of the world’s most exclusive and glamorous enclaves," the Emerald Embellished Wraith will be on display alongside a Porto Cervo edition of the Dawn, also a unique model.

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2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith Overdose by Spofec

2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith Overdose by Spofec

Comprehensive kit leaves an impressionable look for the luxury coupe

The Rolls-Royce Wraith made its official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and in short order, it has caught the eye of aftermarket tuning companies from all over the world. One tuner that has taken a particular liking to the Wraith is Spofec, which has developed a program that gives the Rolls’ 6.6-liter biturbo V-12 engine an improved output of 717 horsepower and 727 pound-feet of torque. Suffice to say, this is something you’d expect from a company that draws its name from the Rolls’ iconic "Spirit of Ecstasy" hood ornament.

In addition to the eye-catching engine kit, the program also comes with an aerodynamic kit called "Overdose." It also has a customizable interior wherein Wraith owners are more than welcome to design the interior themselves using materials that Spofec has on offer.

The kit will likely have its share of fans and detractors, as shown by the dramatic appearance of the Wraith once it passed through Spofec’s tuning hands. Whether you like it or not, I suppose, depends on your taste and preference.

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2016 Rolls Royce Wraith Nautical Edition

2016 Rolls Royce Wraith Nautical Edition

Inspired by classic, luxury yachts

Back in 2013 Rolls-Royce revived the Wraith name for a two-door that was smaller than its only coupe at the time, the Phantom Coupe. A spiritual successor to the Camargue (1975-1986), the Wraith became the fastest and most powerful model in Rolls-Royce’s 100-year history. Sold without any updates in its first three years on the market, the Wraith has spawned a significant number of special-edition and one-off models crafted by the company’s Bespoke division. Following the release of the all-black Wraith Black Badge model in March 2016, Rolls-Royce is now introducing the Wraith Nautical Edition, a model inspired by classic racing yachts.

Designed to capture the "streamlined power of a graceful sea vessel" and fitted with an interior that pays homage to the decking seen on classic, luxury yachts, the Nautical Edition sports a unique exterior paint and a dashboard that’s not available on the standard model. As usual, the focus was to give it an exquisite appearance using custom paints, leather, and wood veneers rather that modify body panels and meddle with the drivetrain.

The Wraith Nautical Edition is the second yacht-inspired car Bespoke has built recently. In 2015, the customizing division launched the Phantom Nautica Edition, which features the same Arabian Blue paint, but on the engine hood, roof, and trunk lid, rather than on the side panels, which were finished in Orchid White. While the Phantom Nautica was pretty cool to look at, the Wraith Nautical does a better job at paying tribute to classic luxury yachts. Keep reading to find out why.

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Rolls Royce Wraith Black Badge

Rolls Royce Wraith Black Badge

Rolls-Royce offers a darkened version of the Wraith

Back in 2013 Rolls-Royce decided to awaken a sleeping dragon and bring the Wraith name back to life, and it did so with a vengeance – creating the most powerful Rolls in the company’s history. This large, powerful coupe has spawned a number of one-off models like the 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith Sport, the 2015 Rolls Royce Wraith “Inspired by Fashion,” the 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith “Palm Edition 999” by Masonry, and countless others that go to show just how well received the new Wraith has been.

Despite all the one-off and tuned models, the Wraith itself has gone the past couple years without being changed. Rolls-Royce didn’t make any changes for the 2016 model year either, but it has just announced a brand new take on the Rolls-Royce Wraith, dubbed the Black Badge. The “Dark” approach has been a popular approach taken by a few manufacturers lately, but unlike some of them, Rolls-Royce has done more than adding a darker appearance to the Wraith. In fact, it has done quite a bit more.

The first thing you’ll notice is the custom black paint, and darkened trim elements, but this baby comes complete with some drivetrain updates as well. That’s right, the most powerful Rolls-Royce to date gets a little better in Black Badge form. So instead of wasting any more time talking in general, let’s take a ride on the dark side and check out this latest creation from Rolls-Royce.

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2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith "Palm Edition 999" By Mansory

2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith "Palm Edition 999" By Mansory

This is the Rolls-Royce Wraith Palm Edition 999. It’s extremely limited and it has gold in it. Lots of it. This elegant piece of automotive luxury is the creation of Mansory, the Swiss tuner who has made a habit of turning supercarsde and luxury cars into statements of opulence. We all know that Mansory is well-known for this kind of display, but for some reason, the tuning firm felt particularly compelled to dial up the extravagance on the Rolls-Royce Wraith. The result certainly speaks for itself, even if it takes a little while to come to grips with the sheer audacity of the program.

Yes, the gold finish on the exterior and interior are the news-breaking items of this program, but knowing Mansory, it’s far from the only one. The body, for example, has an exclusive paint finish and retuned aerodynamics. The interior is well-dressed in some of the finest materials in the land. There’s also a significant increase in the luxury car’s power, all thanks to a stout engine modification. Best of all, there’s an option to actually gold plate anything with a metallic surface because, well, that’s how Mansory rolls.

Unfortunately, for the rest of the human population, acquiring a unit of the Wraith Palm Edition 999 is as difficult as winning the Powerball. Ok, not really, but you get the point. Mansory is only building nine of these bad boys, and at an undisclosed price tag. Rest assured, it’s not going to come cheap and folks like us will probably have to sell more than just one appendage to cover the cost. But hey, all’s not lost, right? We may not be able to buy this nine-of-a-kind Wraith, but at least we can spend our days just staring at it through our computer screens.

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2016 Rolls-Royce "Wraith - History of Rugby"

2016 Rolls-Royce "Wraith - History of Rugby"

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word "rugby?" If you said, "the Rolls-Royce Wraith," congratulations! You may be insane. You’re also exhibiting the kind of boundless creativity that drives Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke Design Studio, because that’s exactly the theme of the latest factory-customized car to roll out of Goodwood.

The beauty of Rolls-Royce’s individualized cars is that the Bespoke Design Studio can make a lovely car starting with just about any theme you can think of. The proof is in the just-unveiled Wraith — History of Rugby. This car combines the elegant British ultra-luxury of Rolls-Royce with the typically more blue-collar sport. The Wraith — History of Rugby has been styled to evoke the spirit of the sport, with colors and design elements that match those of the English rugby team. It’s even got its own set of custom-made, matching rugby balls made by Gilbert, the manufacturer of the original rugby ball. Rolls says that the Wraith’s "characteristic blend of power, style and drama" is a fitting match for the sport. Of course it is.

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2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith "Inspired By Music"

2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith "Inspired By Music"

In early 2015, Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke division began working on a trilogy of distinctive Wraith models to showcase the brand’s customizing potential. The 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith "Inspired by Film," which celebrates Rolls-Royce’s long association with the silver screen, was the first to arrive, followed by the 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith "Inspired by Fashion," which featured materials and motifs borrowed from cutting-edge high fashion. Now the Brits have launched the Wraith "Inspired by Music," a coupe built on the brand’s storied history from the rock ’n roll years.

Like any luxury brand that was popular in the 1950s and 1960s, Rolls-Royce had a special relationship with famous musicians. Both Elvis Presley and John Lennon, arguably two of the most influential musicians of the ’60s, purchased Rolls-Royce Phantoms to parade in or even travel to their own concerts. Lennon even went as far as to convert the Phantom’s rear bench-seat into a double bed and commissioned a TV, a portable refrigerator and record player for the car, as well as hire a Dutch art collective to repaint the car in a psychedelic livery that mirrored the decorations on fairground caravans.

Lennon’s car is now one of the world’s most recognizable Rolls-Royces, and continues to highlight the relationship between the luxury automaker and the rock ’n roll and hippie eras. The Wraith "Inspired by Music" was created to celebrate just that, though it’s unknown whether its owner has anything to do with today’s music industry.

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2015 Rolls Royce One-Off Wraith Inspired By Chief Inspector Morse

2015 Rolls Royce One-Off Wraith Inspired By Chief Inspector Morse

Rolls-Royce created its Bespoke design studio for the purpose of enabling customers to build a car any way they wanted, and this might just be one of the most telling examples of how far it will go. Rolls-Royce Bespoke has produced cars with all manner of special customer-requested decoration, colors and unique interior materials, but this one in particular is much more thematic than the others.

Don Brinkerhoff, founder and CEO of Lifescapes International, is a long-time Rolls-Royce customer and a fan of the "Inspector Morse" detective series. When it came time to get his latest Wraith, Brinkerhoff decided to combine his two loves, and worked with the Rolls-Royce Bespoke design team to create a car inspired by the Jaguar Mark II driven by Inspector Morse. Rolls-Royce matched the color scheme of the Wraith to the car in the series. The result is a strikingly unique car that won’t be mistaken for anything else.

Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse is the star of 13 novels written between 1975 and 1999. The inspector’s adventures were serialized for British television from 1987 to 2000, where he was played by John Thaw.

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2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith St. James Edition

2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith St. James Edition

Although rarely associated with racing, Rolls-Royce has had a busy Goodwood Festival of Speed this year, where it unveiled two one-off cars and broke its own record up the hill with a Wraith. Now that the show is over, the Brits have returned to their habit of launching bespoke models based on their existing products. This time around it’s still a Wraith, but one that’s more than just an appearance update.

Meet the Wraith St. James Edition, the company’s most powerful vehicle yet.

Also crafted by the Bespoke division, which had already created at least three new Wraiths over the past eight months, the St. James Edition comes with all the bells and whistles we’ve come to expect from Bespoke. It has a striking exterior paint and a custom interior on top of everything that already makes the Wraith a breathtaking vehicle.

However, this particular car is a lot more special than I imagined. Not because it has bespoke badges or a color that’s not exactly common for a Rolls-Royce. Nope, this Wraith actually received a mild bump in horsepower; the first time that’s happened since Bespoke started building one-off models regularly a few years ago. But you’ll have to keep reading to find out more about that.

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Rolls-Royce Sets New Goodwood Record

Rolls-Royce Sets New Goodwood Record

The Goodwood Festival of Speed came and went over the weekend, and making a strong showing at this year’s event was Rolls Royce, which made its presence known with several iterations of its most popular models. Included was the appearance of the new Wraith, which tackled the hill climb to set a new company record.

As the main attraction at the U.K.-based motoring celebration, the hill climb brings together a wide variety of vehicles, both new and old. The course is 1.16 miles long and features more than 300 feet of elevation change over an average gradient of 4.9 percent. The current official standing record is 41.6 seconds, as set in 1999 by Nick Heidfeld at the helm of a McLaren MP4/13 Formula 1 car.

The Wraith wasn’t quite as quick, netting a still impressive 57.21-second run and crossing the finish line at 106 mph. While nowhere near the overall record, the time was still good enough to best a variety of stout rivals in the Supercar Run, including a 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder “Weissach” (61.37 seconds), 2013 Maserati Grancabrio MC (60.66 seconds), 2016 Bentley Continental GT (60.65 seconds), and 2013 Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale (59.00 seconds). 

Wheeling the Wraith was Joerg Weidinger, a professional driver from Germany with extensive experience in rally, touring cars, and of course, hill climbs. The 57.21-second time bested Rolls’ previous record set last year.

While fast, the Wraith was just sixth-fastest overall. Beating Rolls was a 2014 Bentley Continental GT3R (59.91 seconds), a 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 (56.86 seconds), a 2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT12 (55.06 seconds), and a 2011 Lexus LF-A (52.11 seconds). Quickest to the top was a 2011 Noble M600 (51.33 seconds).

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Rolls-Royce Unveiled Two One-Off Cars At Goodwood

Rolls-Royce Unveiled Two One-Off Cars At Goodwood

Rolls-Royce has an interesting relationship with the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Though the marque is no stranger to powerful cars, it tends not to build machines meant for such an outright orgy of flat-out speed. But on the other hand, Rolls-Royce is headquartered in Goodwood, and it would be downright strange to not participate in a car show that’s already at your doorstep. So Rolls must walk a line with what it brings to the festival, putting an emphasis on the Ghost and Wraith, rather than the Phantom, which is typically driven by a chauffeur.

Rolls-Royce brought one of each of these models to the festival, built specifically for the event and even sporting custom kickplates inscribed to commemorate the occasion. The cars were driven by Rolls-Royce/BMW test drivers for the famous hillclimb event, which must have been amazing to watch, given the sheer size of the vehicles. The short press release from Rolls even went so far as to call the Wraith “the ultimate gentleman’s Gran Turismo”. It’s a bold claim for a company not usually associated with GT cars, but there is certainly an argument for it. What do you think, too far?

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2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith Porto Cervo Special Edition

2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith Porto Cervo Special Edition

Rolls-Royce has unveiled the latest custom variant to roll out from its Bespoke Design studio. Based on the popular Wraith two-door coupe, it’s called the Porto Cervo Special Edition, and it comes with a unique blue exterior, reworked leather upholstery, high-end walnut paneling, and a presumed price tag of more than I can afford.

RR loves to make these limited-run editions, offering up essentially a standard vehicle with a range of special, theme-oriented aesthetic and interior appointment changes, all for an inflated price tag. This particular special edition will be limited to just three examples.

It’s scheduled to make its first official appearance soon at the Rolls-Royce Summer Studio, where, for the second consecutive year, the marque will be joined by other luxury brands on the Promenade du Port, located in the seaside resort town of Porto Cervo (hence the car’s name) in northern Sardinia, Italy. There, guests will get to see the latest Ghost and Phantom models, as well as enjoy a trip down the winding coastal roads to get a feel for the dynamics of available test-drive models.

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2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith ‘Inspired by Film'

2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith ‘Inspired by Film’

During the launch of the 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith, Rolls-Royce released a two-minute promotional movie titled And the World Stood Still. The highlight of this short feature is the Matrix-like “frozen moment” that uses special photography to capture a single moment from numerous angles. This part of the shoot required 100 SLR cameras, 36 computers and almost a mile of cables.

This year, the video was accepted into the British Film Institute (BFI) National Archive, and to celebrate this, the 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith “Inspired by Film” edition was introduced at the 2015 New York Auto Show. Given a good once over by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke team, the Wraith “Inspired by Film” edition is stunning and elegant without being too flashy (if that’s even possible for a Wraith). If you want a little more pizzazz, you might want to check out the Wraith “Inspired by Fashion” edition. Both unique versions of the 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith are available to customers, now offering a new level of personalization to a car and a brand defined by exclusivity.

If you missed And the World Stood Still the first time around, click here to check it out, and then be sure to watch the “making of” video here to see how Rolls-Royce managed to stop time.

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2015 Rolls Royce Wraith "Inspired by Fashion"

2015 Rolls Royce Wraith "Inspired by Fashion"

Although Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke division isn’t exactly new, it began rolling out a number of customized luxury rigs only about a year ago. Be it the Phantom, the Ghost or the Wraith, each vehicle in Rolls-Royce’s lineup has received its fair share of attention from Bespoke, which translated into special-edition or one-off cars inspired by various themes. For 2015, the Wraith returns yet again in the spotlight with the "Inspired by Fashion" edition.

As the name suggests, this white-painted Wraith celebrates the brand’s long-standing philosophy of taking the finest materials and crafting them into "exquisite and desirable luxury goods, appointed to the customer’s exact specification." The coupe also commemorates the marque’s first showroom in Mayfair, which was founded near Savile Row, London’s famous center of excellence. It was there that Sir Henry Royce and Charles Rolls matched the offerings of their famous neighbors with the automotive equivalent of the finest clothes. Rolls-Royce’s relationship with fashion goes way back to the early 20th century, and the Wraith "Inspired by Fashion" is here to highlight just that.

“This iteration of Wraith provides a canvas for materials and finishes most commonly associated with the world of fashion. Inspiration was sourced from international catwalks and Bespoke Tailors, resulting in an aesthetically stunning and sartorially on-point motor car," said Giles Taylor, director of design for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

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Rolls Royce Wraith Drophead Coupe Playing In The Snow: Spy Shots

Rolls Royce Wraith Drophead Coupe Playing In The Snow: Spy Shots

Rolls-Royce may be working on its first SUV, but until the off-road capable rig is ready to tackle the great outdoors, the Brits are using a smaller vehicle to have some fun in the snow. Actually, fun might not be the best word to describe what’s going on in the photos above, which show Rolls-Royce testing the upcoming Wraith Drophead. And yes, these land yachts need cold weather testing too, despite the fact that most of them are sold in friendlier environments.

Scheduled to arrive later in 2015 for the 2016 model year, the Wraith Drophead is essentially the convertible version of the Wraith fastback coupe, which was unveiled to much fanfare at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Even though the drop-top has been spotted roaming the streets since May 2014, the Brits have yet to remove an inch of the camouflage that covers everything but the headlamps, the windscreen, and the side windows. However, its design isn’t much of a mystery, as it should feature the same exterior design as the Wraith, sans the fixed roof.

This means the Wraith Drophead will miss the coupe’s gorgeous, fastback-like roof, but access to infinite headroom and plenty of sunlight should keep luxury convertible enthusiasts happy enough.

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2015 Rolls-Royce Suhail Collection

2015 Rolls-Royce Suhail Collection

You may find it hard to believe, but standard versions of the Rolls-Royce Phantom, Ghost or Wraith sometimes aren’t enough to satisfy the world’s thirst for luxury and opulence. For this particular reason the British company established Bespoke, a division specialized in customizing every available Rolls-Royce to customer specifications. Bespoke is responsible for a host of unique luxury vehicles as of December 2014, most of which were delivered to China and the Middle East. As 2014 comes to an end, the Bespoke division is rolling out the Suhail Collection, yet another special-edition line distinguished by a unique exterior paint job and an exquisite interior finished in the most exotic materials Rolls-Royce has to offer.

A new Rolls-Royce by Bespoke model with an endless list of luxury features is always big news, but the Suhail Collection brings something new to the table. It’s not some sort of revolutionary feature, but a privilege that allows this new package to adorn more than just one example of a certain model. Unlike other Bespoke collection, Suhail is available on three different Rolls-Royce models, including the Phantom, the Ghost, and the Wraith. Suhail is actually the first Bespoke collection worthy of the term "collection."

Numbers and availability aside, the Suhail collection wraps around a brand-new theme for Rolls-Royce, taking its inspiration from one of the brightest star constellations in the sky. Suhail also celebrates the work of 10th century Arabic mathematician, astronomer and physicist Ibn al-Haitham, the first scientist to realize that light enters the eye rather than leaving it. Obviously aimed at markets from the Middle East, the Suhail collection complements previous special-edition Bespoke vehicles released in 2014, including Year of the Horse, Pinnacle Travel, Waterspeed, Metropolitan and Maharajah.

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2016 Rolls Royce Wraith Sport

2016 Rolls Royce Wraith Sport

The Rolls Royce Wraith is the fastest and most powerful Roller to ever see production, thanks to a V-12 being fed by two turbochargers that pushes this luxury barge’s output to 633 horsepower. It doesn’t look like Rolls Royce is stopping there either. We just got spy shots of what appears to be a Wraith Sport, complete with revised aero work and a rear spoiler.

This is our first shot of the test mule so we don’t know much, but expect a stiffer suspension setup, perhaps a touch of weight loss, and maybe even a bit more power. Considering this car still wears a Rolls Royce badge I wouldn’t expect bare floorboards and 700 horsepower, but there will be sports enhancements to make this new machine more competitive with the Bentley Continental GT Speed.

Surprisingly, it almost looks like Rolls Royce was trying to hide this new car in plain sight, as there is no real camouflage on it at all. Thankfully, our spy photos are smarter than the boys from Sussex gave them credit for.

You can see more photos of the newer, hotter Wraith after the jump.

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Video: Tax the Rich Presents "The Garden of Wraith - by Rolls Royce"

Video: Tax the Rich Presents "The Garden of Wraith - by Rolls Royce"

This video isn’t a promotional video for the Rolls-Royce Wraith, but it very well could be considering how much preparation it took to find a location, bring the Wraith there, and then capture all of it in a two-minute video. But that’s exactly what the folks of ‘Tax the Rich’ did and the result is nothing short of impressive.

A plush garden isn’t exactly what you’d call a traditional setting for a car to be doing what the Wraith is doing in this video. These stunts, including those impressive burnouts, are better served on an asphalt race track and not on that perfectly manicured lawn.

The slow-motion shots of the Wraith do look impressive and the accompanying soundtrack does its job in emphasizing the elegance and classy allure of the luxury sedan. It’s not the kind of promo video you’d expect, which is probably why it’s more memorable than the ones we see all the time.

The Wraith is the Rolls-Royce’s latest luxury offering. It’s powered by Rolls’ traditional, V-12 powerhouse, capable of producing as much as 624 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. That allows the luxury sedan to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds to go with a top speed of about 190 mph.

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Forza 5 Adds Five More Cars Alongside Rolls Royce Wraith

Forza 5 Adds Five More Cars Alongside Rolls Royce Wraith

You may have seen our awesome interview and screenshots of the newly announced Rolls Royce Wraith for Forza Motorsport 5, but that isn’t the only car that is being released today. Along with the new Rolls, Forza Motorsport 5 is getting five other cars that cover a broad range of cars. We have the future of America’s muscle car, the future of formula racing, and we even have the future of super sedans too. There is also a little something special for Top Gear fans included as well.

I’m not one for spoiling surprises, so you will just have to click through to see what new cars are in store for all you Xbox One and Forza Motorsport 5 owners.

If you see something you like, don’t forget, the pack is available now and it is 100-percent free. It is only a side thing to note, but if you use a racing wheel with your Xbox, the new car pack and included updates adds a little polishing to the code to make those work better too.

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TopSpeed Exclusive Interview: Rolls Royce Wraith Now In Forza 5

TopSpeed Exclusive Interview: Rolls Royce Wraith Now In Forza 5

That is right, folks. The all-new Rolls Royce Wraith is coming to Forza Motorsport 5, and we have exclusive details and images. During today’s Gamescom press conference in Germany, Microsoft and Turn 10 announced that Rolls Royce is bringing the new Wraith to an Xbox One console near you.

Being the most powerful and dynamic Rolls Royce ever created, it does seem like the perfect candidate for inclusion in the latest and greatest racing simulation.

Not only is Forza the first to get the Wraith, but this is actually the first time Rolls Royce has licensed any car for use in a racing game. This is history in the making, and you get the chance to participate. The new car pack features the Wraith and five new cars for the game. Best of all, the pack is 100-percent free and if you own an Xbox One, you can download it, RIGHT NOW.

Yeah, I’ll repeat that for you. Free and available now.

Turn 10 decided that since TopSpeed’s readers are so amazing, they would give us a pair of exclusive images and chance for a sweet interview with themselves and with Rolls Royce. You can see our other exclusive image of the new Wraith and read both of the interviews after the break.

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 Rolls-Royce Confirms a New Model for 2016

Rolls-Royce Confirms a New Model for 2016

Forget about the endless rumors and speculation; Rolls-Royce has officially confirmed the arrival of a new model by mid-2016. The announcement came by the tried-and-tested method of a press release, which is about as direct and clear-cut as you can get. The British automaker didn’t dive into the specifics of the model with Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös opting only to say that the new model will be an "exciting and thoroughly contemporary interpretation of a pinnacle drophead tourer."

Based on that statement, you can rule out the rumored Rolls-Royce SUV as the model Müller-Ötvös is describing. Our best bet is that this model will be the Wraith Drophead, which not only fits the description, but has also been spotted in recent months doing some test runs while dressed in heavy camouflage.

The press release also said that the new car is undergoing prototype testing as it "enters its next stage of development."

It’s hard not to get excited about this announcement because we’ve been waiting for Rolls-Royce to expand its lineup for years, and the arrival of the Wraith in 2013 began that process. Hopefully, this new car will continue this trend.

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2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith By Mansory

2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith By Mansory

Similar to how German tuners come out in droves anytime the Frankfurt Auto Show arrives, Mansory’s presence is automatic when the Geneva Motor Show opens its doors.

This year, a handful of new programs have been made courtesy of Switzerland’s finest, and one of those happens to be Rolls-Royce’s brand-spankin’ new baby, the Wraith.

This is how Mansory rolls, fellas. No cheap tricks. Just the best of the best deserving the best tuning programs in the world.

Jaw-dropping as some of Mansory’s previous works are, there’s something alluring about its program for the Wraith.

It’s pretty...subdued. In a very good idea.

The tuner probably realized that going bombastic on the Wraith will just drive away the luxury car’s classy nature so smart move on the part of Mansory to recognize that. In the end, it did the right thing by giving the Wraith the kind of unique modification that brings up its level of appeal yet does so without compromising its luxurious quality.

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Five Sleigh Alternatives For Santa

Merry Christmas TopSpeed readers. As you all know, the busiest person this time of the year is none other than Santa Claus himself.

The man is probably on his way back to the North Pole after his global voyage of spreading cheer and good tidings to children all over the world, so it’s probably not the best idea to go disturbing him and ask a copy of Gran Turismo 6. We all know that Santa usually enlists the services of his trusted reindeer when he needs a lift, but after the long journey, they likely need a break.

Fortunately, we have a few suggestions on what cars Santa can use to get around while his reindeer take a well-deserved break.

After the jump are five cars that Santa would likely find useful to drive all around the North Pole, or maybe even to deliver next year’s gifts.

So without further ado, these are the five cars we’d suggest Santa get behind the wheel of so he can give his reindeer a nice tropical break in the Caribbean.

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2013 TopSpeed Car of the Year

2013 TopSpeed Car of the Year

It is that time of the year, when we at Topspeed like to look back and relive the best moments the automotive world had to offer in the year bygone. The 2013 calendar year brought a whole new range of interesting and exciting sports cars, luxury cars and even some odd hypercars, as the big names of the industry finally pulled the wraps off some very special automobiles.

Ferrari launched the 458 Speciale — the replacement for the F430 Scuderia; The La Ferrari succeeded the Enzo; McLaren and Porsche too launched the very complicated P1 and 918 Spyder, respectively; and Lamborghini showed the Huracan LP610-4, which will replace the Gallardo. Additionally, the Aston Martin Vanquish proved to be one heck off a crowd-puller and Bugatti continued with more special editions of the Veyron.

Lot has happened in the last 12 months that we would love to talk about. Out of all those cars that were launched during the calendar year, we’ve picked ten cars that made headlines. Following is are finalists that made it into the top 10.

2013 TopSpeed Car of the Year Finalists Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Alfa Romeo 4C Jaguar F-Type Coupe Mclaren P1 Ferrari La Ferrari Porsche 918 Spyder BMW i8 Cadillac CTS Maserati Ghibli Rolls Royce Wraith

So, the 2013 TopSpeed Car of the Year goes to... Read on to find out.

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Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead Coupe Confirmed for 2015 Launch

Rolls Royce brought a very special car to the 2013 Geneva motor show, and it happens to be the fastest Rolls Royce ever produced. The Rolls Royce Wraith was thus launched, keeping a unique set of individuals in mind: young billionaires who prefer a bit of sportiness along with unadulterated luxury. The Rolls-Royce Wraith delivers on both fronts.

Back then, the company did not disclose any plans of a convertible — Drophead, as R-R calls it — version of the Rolls-Royce Wraith. Now, Rolls-Royce boss Torsten Müller-Ötvös has confirmed via Autocar that the Wraith Drophead Coupe will see the light of day in a couple of years time. Like the Phantom, the Wraith will get a folding soft top and the company would start taking orders in 2015.

Speaking of the Wraith, Müller-Ötvös felt happy the way things have progressed since the launch of the product in mid-2013. The company has received positive feedback about the Wraith, and it has been able to attract first-time buyers to the exclusive luxury brand.

According to Müller-Ötvös, the sporty character of the Wraith has also attracted previous Ferrari owners, and these are people who know their performance cars. The Wraith delivers on its promise of high performance along with bespoke luxury, and that is the primary reason why the Wraith gets a thumbs up — even from Ferrari owners.

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TopSpeed Design Showdown: 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith vs 2013 S-Class Coupe Concept

TopSpeed Design Showdown: 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith vs 2013 S-Class Coupe Concept

The super-luxury coupe market is heating up rapidly this year with the production debut of the Rolls-Royce Wraith fastback and the brand-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe concept.

Both are aiming for the meat of the market occupied by the Bentley Continental GT: a car so successful and profitable that it almost single-handedly relaunched the $100,000 to $150,000 market for two-door, four-seat dream coupes.

While the Conti GT V-8 S is now far more nimble but just as rapid as before, the styling of the Bentley is looking quite tired and unappealing for the sharpest and most fashion-forward shoppers.

In the ultra-chic world of luxury cars, yachts and homes on three continents - old styling and previous ownership of the Bentley means these buyers are ready to move forward.

New styles are poised to capture these Bentley refugees with the Wraith and S-Class Coupe, which is quite near production specification despite being officially tagged a concept.

These two swish shapes are both absolutely fresh designs that introduce advanced styling concepts for both the RR and Merc brands. If well received, the cues seen here will have a strong influence on the next-generation vehicle designs from these storied luxury marques.

As sedan-based two-door coupes, they both essentially start at the same place as the Bentley did when remodeling the VW Phaeton.

But which car is more beautiful, technically interesting, and the winner of this TopSpeed Design Showdown between the 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe concept?

Updated 10/24/2013: This article now features the latest photography from Rolls-Royce and Mercedes-Benz

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Rolls Royce Confirms Wraith Convertible but Has no Plans for an SUV

Two weeks ago it was rumored that the new Rolls Royce Wraith could also get a convertible version. Also tossed out there was that the company is also planning either a crossover or a hatchback. However, it appears that those rumors weren’t completely true.

Speaking at the British launch of the new Wraith coupe, Rolls Royce CEO, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, has confirmed that indeed the next model to be developed by the company will be a Wraith convertible, and at the same time he denied any possibility of an SUV.

In fact, he said that Rolls Royce never considered an SUV because it will be impossible to make it have the "gravitas or the effortless driving characteristics that make a true Rolls-Royce.” However, in the near future we expect to see an updated Rolls Royce lineup.

Rolls Royce hopes that the new Wraith coupe and the future convertible version will enjoy great success in the U.S. market and hopes it will sell around 1,500 units a year.

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Rolls Royce Could Develop a Convertible Wraith and New Gran Turismo Model

Back in 2012, Rolls Royce sold a total of 3,575 units. In order to increase sales even further, the company plans to add new niche models to its lineup.

The first will be a convertible version for the recently announced Wraith. It will arrive in 2015 and will most likely feature the same technology as seen in the coupe, including the car’s 624-horsepower V-12 engine.

The second model will be based on the Wraith, but it will be offered with an all-wheel-drive system and will be built either as a crossover or a hatchback, just like the 3-Series GT or 5-Series GT. The company is currently working on two different concepts of this size and, if approved, the new model will most likely arrive sometime in 2016.

This new model will be specially developed for major markets like Russia or China, while the Convertible Wraith will be built specially for the U.S. market.

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2015 Rolls Royce Wraith Drophead

2015 Rolls Royce Wraith Drophead

At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Rolls Royce expanded its lineup with the new Wraith luxury coupe. While no official confirmation is available just yet, we are pretty sure that the new Wraith is going to see more body variations, just like the Phantom did. So, what do you say about a Wraith Drophead? Sounds good, right?

We thought so too, and while Rolls Royce debates bringing it to the market, we have produced a rendering for the Drophead version. As no surprise, it will be pretty much identical to the coupe version, but, just like the Phantom Drophead version, it will be offered with a folding soft-top roof.

We expect everything else to remain identical to the coupe version, including its distinctive fastback profile. Under the hood, the Drophead version will retain the same V-12 engine that delivers a total of 624 horsepower and a peak torque of 590 pound-feet.

Expect the new Wraith Drophead to be unveiled sometime in 2014.

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2014 Rolls Royce Wraith

2014 Rolls Royce Wraith

After debuting the Series II for both the Phantom and Phantom Coupe models, Rolls Royce engineers have started to test a new luxury coupe. Initially thought to be called Corniche, the latest creation from Rolls Royce brings back in fact a name that was initially used in 1938: Wraith.

The new Wraith, simply described as "the most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history," features a fastback profile, and is wider and lower than the Ghost, making it more aerodynamic and aggressive in the same time.

For its new model, Rolls Royce has made numerous improvements to the suspension and the steering system and for the interior, it has installed the “on-board valet,” - an innovative voice-command system that sends data to the navigation and infotainment systems.

Sales will begin in the final quarter of 2013 and in Europe prices will start from €245,000 (about $320,000 at the current exchange rates).

UPDATE 03/05/2013: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs.

UPDATE 09/25/2013: Rolls Royce unveiled a series of new images and video for the latest addition to its lineup: Wraith. The shots were taken in the beautiful city of Vienna and on location in the spectacular surrounding area.

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New Teaser Image Confirms Rolls Royce Wraith will be a Fastback

New Teaser Image Confirms Rolls Royce Wraith will be a Fastback

A new teaser image confirmed today that the upcoming Rolls Royce Wraith will feature a fastback body design. The company also confirmed this will be the final teaser image before the car’s official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

The new teaser image reveals the three lines that underscore the car’s striking profile. Giles Taylor, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ Design Director, confirmed that the new fastback profile is "Wraith’s defining element."

The upcoming Wraith will be defined by a graceful line running from the "top of the screen to the very rear edge,” a feature that will offer a "fast, yet effortless touring." A second line is running from the "side window graphic, gliding through Wraith’s glamorous coach door," while a third one "cuts through the shoulder line" and is most artful one.

Full details on the upcoming Rolls Royce Wraith will be unveiled during the car’s official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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Rolls-Royce Wraith's Teaser Tour With Interior Images

Rolls-Royce Wraith’s Teaser Tour With Interior Images

If for nothing else, Rolls-Royce has mastered the art of the slow tease.

With the 2013 Geneva Motor Show around the corner, the British automaker is taking the slow and steady approach in trying to drum up interest for the return of the Wraith luxury car.

We’ve seen numerous teaser photos over the past few weeks but all those involved shadowy images of the Wraith’s exterior. This time, though, Rolls-Royce is giving us a peek of two key components of the luxury car’s interior: the dashboard clock and the timbered yacht-inspired door.

True to its reputation as a meticulous brand with an eye for detail, Rolls-Royce went to lengths to give the Wraith a unique look. The clock, in particular, comes with Blood Orange needle tips that, according to Rolls, pay homage to its aviation heritage.

The Wraith is set to make its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and, in addition to the lavish exterior and interior, is expected to carry a 6.6-liter V-12 twin-turbo engine with an output of around 600 horsepower.

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Rolls Royce Drops Another Teaser of the Geneva-Bound Wraith

Not one to be left behind in all the promotion and build-up surrounding the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Rolls-Royce is right in the middle of their own teaser parade for the highly anticipated debut of the Wraith luxury car.

This time around, the shadowy image reveals - or at least tries to reveal - the luxury car’s rear end. There’s not a whole lot to work with here, but there are a few hints that suggest some characteristics about the car, including the dual exhaust system, the large taillights, and what Rolls Royce itself describes as "muscular rear haunches" that exudes a look of bold expression and dynamism.

We can’t say we’ll argue against what Rolls-Royce is saying, especially when they’ve made some huge proclamations about the Wraith, including the promise of a more powerful car that certainly belies its aggressive and luxurious looks.

With every new teaser that comes out, we’re get more and more excited about the Wraith’s prospects. So excuse us if we start to show a little excitement for the Geneva Motor Show.

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Video: Rolls Royce Teases Upcoming Wraith

Video: Rolls Royce Teases Upcoming Wraith

We are still one month away from the official launch of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, but this doesn’t mean we cannot learn some details about the models we will see there. Rolls Royce has unveiled an interesting teaser video for their upcoming Wraith luxury coupe in an attempt to prepare us for its darker side!

Of course, the video reveals pretty much nothing on the future Wraith, but Rolls Royce did promised it has the "power, style and drama to make the world stand still."

Don’t get us wrong, we do appreciate all the models Rolls Royce is offering, but we find this statement a little bit exaggerated. After all, everyone pretty much knows what Rolls Royce has to offer and this model is likely no exception. Then again, maybe the new Wraith will be the exception from the rule!

We’ll have our answer next month when the car will make its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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Rolls Royce Wraith: First Official Image and New Spy Shots

Rolls Royce initially used the "Wraith" nomenclature back in 1938 when the original car was launched on the market, and then again from 1946 to 1959 when the Silver Wraith was unveiled. Now the company is preparing to use this name one more time, but this time for a coupe version of the Ghost - initially rumored to be called Corniche.

The car was caught once again during cold weather testing near the Arctic Circle and almost simultaneously, Rolls Royce unveiled the first official teaser image revealing a little bit of the car’s silhouette. As the company announced, the Wraith’s flowing lines are a hint "at the extraordinary power and dynamic promise of the most powerful Rolls-Royce in history."

The new Wraith is rumored to be powered by a turbocharged V-12 delivering as much as 600 horsepower. All this power will be sent to the rear wheels via a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. No specifications are known at this point, but the new Wraith will be the fastest production Rolls Royce to wear the Spirit of Ecstasy ornament.

The 2014 Rolls Royce Wraith will make its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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Rolls Royce Teases The Return of the Wraith At The Geneva Motor Show

Rolls Royce Teases The Return of the Wraith At The Geneva Motor Show

That smoky teaser photo of the Spirit of Ecstasy might not specifically allude to what we’ve come to expect from auto teasers, but rest assured, Rolls-Royce is planning for a grand return at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

The British automaker has just announced the upcoming release of the most powerful model the company has ever built: the Rolls-Royce Wraith.

Auto historians might remember the Wraith from way back in the 30’s. But since then, Rolls Royce hasn’t used the name in any models, making this comeback all the more tantalizing.
No official details have been revealed about the Wraith, but it does put credence to all those teasers and spy photos we’ve seen in the past months of a model that we previously thought of as the Corniche.

The reborn Wraith, which has been reported to pack a turbocharged 6.6-liter V-12 engine with 600 horsepower, is expected to be Rolls-Royce’s third model, following the Phantom and the Ghost. To their credit, the British automaker is off to a good start drumming up interest for the car.

“Expect the boldest design, the most dramatic performance and the most powerful Rolls-Royce that has ever played host to the famous Spirit of Ecstasy figurine," said Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös, before adding that we should expect a model whose starting point is "luxury, refinement and exclusivity".

Expect the Wraith to be available for purchase towards the latter part of the year. Until then, RR promises to release additional teaser images at 00:01 GMT on February 12th, 19th and 26th. We’ll post them once they are released.

Click past the jump to read double-R’s official press release.

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1947 - 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

1947 - 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

The Silver Wraith, launched in 1947, was an evolution of the pre-war Wraith and was offered in the traditional chassis form ready for the fitting of Bespoke coachwork. The 4,257cc overhead-inlet, side-exhaust engine developed before the war was used, as well as a modified coil and wishbone independent front suspension. Hydraulic brakes were used for the first time on a Rolls-Royce with hydraulic brakes.

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