Rolls-Royce has presented the elegant and powerful Wraith at the 83rd Geneva Motor Show. The Rolls-Royce Wraith is the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever made and features a dynamic Satellite Aided Transmission which uses GPS mapping data to ensure that the correct gear is pre-selected to suit the road conditions ahead.
“Today we launch the ultimate gentlemen’s gran turismo, a car that embodies the spirit of Charles Stewart Rolls,” commented Torsten Muller-Otvos, CEO Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “The most powerful Rolls-Royce in history, Wraith promises the sense of adventure and speed that drove our founding forefather. But of course, Wraith’s starting point is luxury, refinement and quality, traits that remain as important to Rolls-Royce customers today as they were more than a century ago,” he added.
2014 Rolls Royce Wraith – Specifications and FeaturesEngine Capability
The Rolls-Royce Wraith is powered by a V12 engine producing 465kW and 800Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic ZF transmission and is able to sprint from zero to 100km/h in 4.4 seconds. In comparison, the Rolls-Royce Ghost produces 420kW and sprints from zero -100km/h in 4.7 seconds.
Exterior Styling Features
The Rolls-Royce Wraith is outlined by a sweeping fastback design with bold lines emphasizing the car’s unique character. The suspension has been tuned to minimise body roll and enhance feedback when cornering.
Other features include a deeply recessed grille, a wide rear track, a two-tone paint job and advanced mechanical and electrical technology with systems like head-up display, adaptive headlights and a Wraith keyless opening boot.
Interior Styling Features
The interior is fitted with four seats covered in Phantom grade leather while extensive use of wood Canadel Panelling completes the interior feel. There's also a ‘starlight headliner’ which has 1 340 fibre-optic lights hand-woven into the roof lining to set a glittering cabin ambiance.
Additional features include a voice-activation command with a one-touch call button located on the steering wheel. The infotainment area sports the latest iteration of the Spirit of Ecstasy Rotary Controller which allows navigation of on-screen functions using a touch pad with pinch and pull functionality.