In 2013, Rolls-Royce took out the 1938 name Wraith and put it on a new luxury coupe. But to say about a Rolls-Royce that is a luxury vehicle, it is an understatement.
The Rolls-Royce has revealed the Wraith at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. It was, right from the start, the center of attention for the whole event. It was the Queen of the Show. The huge vehicle featured a sloped cabin with a very long roof. But that fastback-shape has nothing to do with fast but it had everything to do with the image. On the front, the high, almost vertical, front fascia featured the well-known silver grille and, on top of it, there was the retractable Spirit of Extasy silver statue that can be risen or lowered via a designated button on the key-fob.
Inside, the luxury was over everything else on the market. The wooden panels were hiding the infotainment system that was taken from the BMW 7-Series. The whole vehicle is based upon a 7-Series platform, but with only two, rear-hinged, huge doors. These doors can be closed at the touch of
a button. The instrument cluster featured three large dials and the most interesting one is the "Power Reserve" one. In Rolls-Royce, there are no tachometers. There is just a dial that shows how much power reserve the engine has. And has plenty of it.
For the suspension, the Wraith had a firmness setting, but as usual, a Rolls-Royce cannot be sporty. Just fast, smooth and luxurious and comfortable.
ENGINE SPECS - 6.6L V12 8AT (632 HP)
|Power:||465 KW @ 5600 RPM|
632 HP @ 5600 RPM
624 BHP @ 5600 RPM
|Torque:||590 lb-ft @ 1500-5500 RPM|
800 Nm @ 1500-5500 RPM
|Fuel System:||Direct Injection|
|Top Speed:||155 mph (249 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||4.6 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Tire Size:||255/50 R21|
|Length:||207.4 in (5268 mm)|
|Width:||76.7 in (1948 mm)|
|Height:||59.3 in (1506 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||122.5 in (3112 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||5.3 in (135 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||16.6 cuFT (470 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||5203 lbs (2360 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||11.1 mpg US (21.2 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||16.8 mpg US (14 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions:||327 g/km|