The new Rolls-Royce Wraith is the talk of the
motoring world at the moment. Based on the Ghost Saloon it is said to be one of
the most powerful Rolls-Royce cars ever built and bearing in mind previous
models, that is some power folks. It is even rumoured on the grapevine that its
whopping V12 engine will produce in the region of 600bhp.
bit of interesting history; the Wraith name was actually used back in
1938 by Rolls-Royce, by CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös, while speaking about the name
of a new car, he said the following dignified words:
alludes to an almost imperceptible but powerful force, something rare, agile
and potent, a spirit that will not be tethered to the earth. It is the perfect
name for our new model.”
sentence packed full of powerful adjectives but its worked on us, we’re sold.
The latest teaser pictures to come out
are of its sleek, luxurious nautical interior said to be inspired that of an
ultra- luxury yacht. The door is made of luxurious Canadel wood panelling,
while the interior clock features blood orange-coloured tips to its hands,
which the firm claims “point to the car’s dynamic potential, while paying
homage to the marque’s aviation heritage.” Oh, how very grandiose!
Previous pictures show a much disguised rear view, however you can just make out that it
is a similar look to the Ghost saloon, with two massive exhaust pipes at the
The Wraith will be slightly more pricey than the the standard Ghost and set you back £220,000. The World will finally see the Wraith when it will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show next month.