Rolls Royce Wraith (Ghost Coupe) Set to Debut at Geneva 2013
We've been following a mysterious prototype that Rolls Royce has been testing on the Nurburgring for about a year now. And every time, we called it the Ghost Coupe, which technically it is, or the Corniche, a speculative name from the company's past that was supposedly trademarked.
However, the model's true name is the Wraith, a Scottish dialect world for Ghost… what else. In new-age supernatural mythology, they are creatures that can only be seen in reflection that feed on human's energy. You have to admit their teaser photo does have a supernatural quality to it.
The official announcement was made today, as Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, confirmed the news at the company’s World Dealer Conference in London.
The "most powerful" part of the announcement refers to the traditional 6.6-liter V12 twin-turbo engine under its bonnet which has supposedly been boosted to about 600 horsepower. The 2.5-ton coupe will also have a new eight-speed automatic transmission at its disposal.
“Rolls-Royce Wraith will draw superlatives when it is unveiled in Geneva,” he explained to representatives of the 100-strong global dealer network. “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. We will present a model whose starting point is luxury, refinement and exclusivity, traits that have made Rolls-Royce the world’s pinnacle luxury good for the last 108 years. This is a car not only defined by a timeless elegance, but one that encapsulates a sense of power, style and drama,” added Müller-Ötvös.