Rolls-Royce Wraith Tested

Ever since the Rolls-Royce Ghost revealed its plush self back in 2010, we had been waiting for the car to follow the Phantom’s lead in terms of welcoming a coupe to the range. The time for that has arrived, so it was only natural we took the result, called Rolls-Royce Wraith, for a spin.
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The first thing you realize as you approach a Wraith is the smooth manner in which the coupe-ization process transforms the appearance - the Wraith obviously features the shining aura of any Rolls-Royce, but, compared to the Ghost, it looks more... ahem... human.

Past the massive coach doors, which feature an electro-mechanical mechanism, we find a cabin that is not all that different from that of the Ghost. As a driver, the most notable change is an interesting shade of Orange arriving on the tips of the dashboard instruments.

As for the rest of the passengers, these will appreciate the superb execution of the rear seats. If you’re enough of an eccentric, the Wraith can even be used as a chauffeur vehicle.

Alas, the technical side of the story has two faces. We shall start with the upgraded twin-turbo V12 engine. The unit has received just the right tweak for a coupe, a respectable power boost. The torque was already present in more than abundant numbers, so this was the obvious way to go.

As for the dark part of the engineering job, the suspension has kept its soft nature. While the resulting body roll was totally acceptable in a sedan such as the Ghost, the Wraith would’ve demanded something different. Instead, the coupe received a setup whose details we’ll be describing in you Rolls-Royce Wraith test drive.
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