Rolls-Royce Celebrates 4th of July with St. James Edition Wraith

Yet another special edition model from Rolls-Royce came out this weekend as the Americans were celebrating the 4th of July. This time it’s dubbed the Rolls-Royce Wraith St. James edition.
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So, what’s so special about this car in the end? Well, the bespoke model comes with a red exterior and five spoke wheels. So far, nothing out of the ordinary. However, it does also bring out a set of special plaques that actually do say it’s a rare bird. That’s about it.

Now, we know that the guys from Rolls-Royce like to put together bespoke cars that are dubbed ‘special editions’ just because they have a particular combination of colors and materials on them but this thing is taking it all too far.

According to them, this model was also launched on the 4th of July as a special tribute to the USA and to show that there are still no grudges between the UK and their ingrate son. But I fail to see how the we should be impressed with their offering. After all, there’s just too little thrown in to make things interesting.

Even so, we’re still talking about a Rolls here and the Wraith is the most dynamic model they have on offer at the moment. Unfortunately, you can’t expect it to be on par with other huge Coupes. In the end this is still a Rolls and driving it fast on twisty roads will show you the true meaning of body roll.

You feel it every time the car leans into a corner, at almost every speed. That being said, it’s hard to call the Wraith an agile car despite its 630 HP, 800 Nm of torque and 4.6-second dash to 100 km/h (62 mph). It is luxurious though and that’s what owners of such cars are looking for. Add some exclusive badges on it and you can call it a day! That’s what the St. James model is.


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