Wraith – Main Details
|Launched: 2013||Engine: V12|
|Power: 624 bhp / 632 PS (DIN) / 465 kW @ 5600 rpm||Torque: 820NM / 605 lb ft @ 1500-5500 rpm|
|Top Speed: 155 mph / 250 km/h (governed)||0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 4.6 s|
|Replaces: TBC||Did you know: TBC|
ROLLS-ROYCE WRAITH – ONE SUPERLATIVE APPARITION
The fastest, most powerful Rolls Royce ever. The ultimate Grand Tourer. These are both ways Rolls-Royce describe the Wraith coupe, and both are true, underscoring just how special this model is. If, like me, you had no idea what Wraith means, it is an old Scottish word for ghost, so it fits in perfectly with Rolls’ spooky, ethereal naming tradition (think Phantom, Ghost, Silver Shadow, etc). While these names invoke a sense of transparent lightness, that couldn’t be further from the truth for the Wraith or any other Rolls Royce. In fact, these are probably the most solid-feeling, heavy vehicles you can buy this side of a Challenger 2 tank.
Made to appeal to a younger audience than Rolls Royce’s normally attract, the Wraith is a 2-door version of the Ghost. Take, for instance, the highly customizable interior, which includes some flashier, more modern wood and metal finishes than Rolls shoppers are used to. Step inside and you are greeted by a modern infotainment system, controlled by an expensive-feeling knob on the centre console. Optional is the now-familiar Starlight Headliner, customizable to resemble the night sky from any location and date in history upon request. Like I said, this is a highly customizable interior. Step outside, and you will notice a familiar Ghost-like front fascia and side profile, topped by a gently-sloping roofline.
Even though the engine is a twin-turbocharged V12 sourced from BMW, this iteration, deemed the N74B66, is only used in Rolls Royce vehicles. Used in such vehicles as the Ghost, Dawn, and Wraith, buyers needn’t worry about sharing parts with a lowly 7-series. As you would expect with a 2,440-kg, £250,000-vehicle, the power is prodigious: 623 bhp and 800 Nm of torque. The driving experience is meant to coddle rather than excite, the Wraith is all about comfort. Even those forced to climb into the back seat will find more than enough room, with an airy cockpit unencumbered by B-pillars. Don’t expect any road or wind noise, and the same goes for any bumps or vibrations seeping in from the road. So, this is most definitely a car for driving to rather than on the track, and there is no better way to get there.
Rolls Royce Wraith Wiki – Technical Specification
|0-100 km/h||4.6 s|
|0 -200 km/h||TBC|
|Max. speed||155 mph / 250 km/h|
|Max. power output*||624 bhp / 632 PS (DIN) / 465 kW @ 5600 rpm|
|Max. torque*||820NM / 605 lb ft @ 1500-5500 rpm|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT|
|Length||5285 mm / 208.1 in|
|Width||1947 mm / 76.7 in|
|Height||1507 mm / 59.3 in|
|FUEL CONSUMPTION/CO2 EMISSIONS|
Rolls Royce Wraith Image Gallery
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