Rolls Royce Wraith (Ghost Coupe) Set to Debut at Geneva 2013

Rolls Royce Wraith teaser 1 photo
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Prestigious British carmaker Rolls Royce has officially announced that their most exciting car ever will debut at the Geneva Motor Show this March. Described as the most dynamic and powerful model, this new new car even has a name now.
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.
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