Rolls Royce Wraith
Base price – $462.000
The Wraith is characterized like “most powerful and expensive Rolls-Royce in his history”.
The first version has a turbocharged 6.6-litre V12 sends 624bhp to the rear wheels, 10% more power than you’ll find even in the new Phantom and Cullinan. Wraith is based upon the prefect Ghost Limousine, so it’s hard to got a sporting chassis at its core.
“The car’s suspension has also been tuned to minimise body of RR and discreetly amplify feedback when cornering,” says Rolls, “while steering weight is heavier at high speeds and lighter at low speeds adding to the spirited drive.”
Achieving those high speeds ought to be a doddle; with two turbos,
the Wraith has a ginormous 590lb ft of torque available from 1,500rpm,
enough to shift its 2.4 tonnes to 60mph in 4.4secs.
Quicker than hot hatches with not dissimilar power-to-weight ratios, and quite startling to experience in something with lambs’ wool floor mats.
Indeed, it may be the most sports mode of Rolls ever, but it’s still dripping in deep essence of luxury. There are four finely comfy seats and head and leg-room aplenty, even in the rear.
£250,000 – that is starting price for Wraith really is just the start, too.
Colour-matched inside and out, fibre-optic star headlining fitted.
Half the fun of having a Rolls-Royce isn’t driving it, but the buying process itself.
The Wraith is now one of the oldest model of Rolls-Royces, that has arrived in 2013. While the new-generation Phantom is sold only as a saloon, the Wraith is the car of choice if you want your Rolls-Royce to take the form of a two-door coupe.