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.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith "Inspired by Film" special edition.

  • 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith ‘Inspired by Film’
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
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  • Engine:
    V12
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    624
  • 0-60 time:
    4.4 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
  • Price:
    300000 (Est.)
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Exterior

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Playing up the whole silver screen theme, the 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith “Inspired by Film” edition has an exclusive two-tone paint scheme consisting of Silver and Jubilee Silver. As restrained as this paint job is, the solid silver Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament is an excellent finishing touch. The package also comes with 21-inch, five-spoke alloy wheels.

Interior

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Open the coach doors (don’t let Rolls-Royce catch you calling them suicide doors), and the true beauty of the 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith “Inspired by Film” edition is revealed. The eyes are immediately drawn to the dark, “crossbanded” Canadel wood trim on the instrument panel and door panels, and upon closer inspection you’ll see a silver pin striping inlay added as a subtle touch. Also included in this package is a bespoke analog clock affixed to the instrument panel, the Rolls-Royce logo embroidered into the headrests and door sill plates etched with “Wraith ‘Inspired by Film.’”

All “Inspired by Film” edition models come with the above equipment, but customers are able to choose from two available themes: Dark Hero Spec and Light Hero Spec. In Dark Hero Spec (as shown by the released images), the Wraith “Inspired by Film” interior comes with an interior wrapped mostly in Anthracite leather, while the Light Hero Spec gets a lighter Seashell leather. Regardless of which Hero Spec is chosen, both colors are contrasted by Black and Casden Tan leather inserts as well as tan contrast stitching.

Drivetrain

No changes have been made under the skin of the 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith “Inspired by Film” edition, which means the same 6.6-liter V-12 is still in place. This mammoth engine churns out 624 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain combination allows the 5,400-pound Wraith to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds while hitting a top speed of 186 mph.

Prices

On top of the base $284,900 base price for the 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith, the “Inspired by Film” edition tacks on an extra $46,000. Despite a price tag of $330,900, Rolls-Royce says that this bespoke package actually represents a package discount of about $15,000 if a customer tried to get the same equipment without choosing the “Inspired by Film” option.

Competition

2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe

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The level of customization available in the Rolls-Royce Wraith proves that it is in a class by itself, but when you look at high-performance, high-luxury coupes, it’s impossible to overlook the sexy 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe. The all-new S-Class Coupe is perhaps the only two-door that can rival the Wraith in terms of styling, and the S65 AMG’s starting price of $230,900 allows it to do so at a considerably lower price. The S65’s 6.0-liter V-12 lays down 621 horsepower and an astonishing 738 pound-feet of torque.

Read our full review of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG here.

2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed

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No talk about luxurious and high-performance grand touring coupes would be complete without mentioning the Bentley Continental GT Speed. Updated for 2016, the Continental GT Speed still uses a 6.0-liter W-12 engine rated at 626 horsepower and 607 pound-feet of torque. This power output gives the Continental GT Speed the ability to sprint from 0-60 in just four seconds before cruising to a top speed of 206 mph.

Read our full review of the 2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed here.

Conclusion

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The bespoke nature of the Rolls-Royce Wraith has resulted in many unique build combinations (good and bad) of the coupe over the last two years, but it wouldn’t be hard to argue that the 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith “Inspired by Film” edition is one of the finest examples of this car ever built. These special-edition models are helping to draw attention to the Wraith before the drop-head version – called the Dawn – is unveiled next year.

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    • Creating monospec special editions detracts from the Wraith’s bespoke nature
    • High price to pay

Press Release

The groundbreaking Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Wraith launch film, ‘And the World Stood Still’, has been accepted into the BFI (British Film Institute) National Archive, the world’s most significant collection of film and TV. To celebrate the event, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has created Wraith ‘Inspired by Film’, which will debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show tomorrow, 1 April 2015.

The film, which won a Gold Award at the 26th International Visual Communications Association (IVCA) Awards, caught the attention of the BFI’s Senior Curator for Non-Fiction Films, Patrick Russell, who considered it a striking piece of contemporary cinematography and so decided to accept it into the archive.

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“We are delighted to see Rolls-Royce’s Wraith launch film enter the BFI’s collection,” commented Russell. “We selected it for preservation as it is an outstanding and award-winning example of modern corporate promotional filmmaking. It’s a powerful use of the film medium for product launch purposes, executed with impeccable craftsmanship.”

Marc Mielau, Global Head of Marketing, Rolls‑Royce Motor Cars, said, “It is a great honour to see ‘And the World Stood Still’ accepted into the BFI National Archive. It is testament to Rolls-Royce’s unique position in the public consciousness as the makers of ‘The Best Car in the World’ and the passion, innovation and creativity of the entire team involved.”

The film, ‘And the World Stood Still’, introduced Wraith as the most powerful and technologically-advanced Rolls-Royce in history. Filmed at a secret location near Barcelona, the shoot included an innovative ‘Timeslice’ (frozen time) sequence created using 100 SLR cameras; the longest purpose-built camera rig in Europe; an award-winning film director; 36 computers; 1.5km of cables and one prototype Rolls‑Royce Wraith. A behind the scenes film was also launched after the Company was inundated with requests from fans across social media networks worldwide.

Wraith ‘Inspired by Film’

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Wraith ‘Inspired by Film’ celebrates Rolls-Royce’s long heritage in film and its entry into the BFI National Archive. Rolls-Royce motor cars have taken leading roles in movies since the dawn of film-making, and have featured in such hits as Goldfinger (1964), The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964), The Thomas Crowne Affair (1968) and The Great Gatsby (1974) to name a few.

Continuing the theme of “And the World Stood Still”, this Wraith is a true hero car, hinting gently at the (film) noir through a number of unique Bespoke touches. Life imitates art as the silver screen is reflected through a unique two-tone Silver and Jubilee Silver paint scheme, whilst a solid-silver hand-cast Spirit of Ecstasy plays the femme fatale to the leading man, as he follows in her wake on an unexpected adventure every time he takes the wheel.

Wraith’s coach doors open to reveal the hero’s interior life, which proves more colourful than its exterior would suggest. The Anthracite leather interior accented with Casden Tan exudes confidence and power like a modern super-hero’s costume, whilst its steely character is suggested by a pin sharp aluminium band shooting through the Maccassar Ebony open pore panelling.

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Wraith is the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever made. Performance complements the drama of exterior styling as a shorter wheelbase, wider rear track and 624 bhp/465 kW derived from the twin turbo V12 and a 0-60mph of 4.4 seconds (0-100kph, 4.6 seconds) give expression to the car’s dynamic looks. The swept lines of the fastback body of Wraith, a style whose origins can be found in the 1930s era of film noir, most clearly signal its purposeful character.

Wraith ‘Inspired by Film’ will debuts tomorrow at the 2015 New York Auto Show and will be available to order from Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers around the world immediately after.

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