After we revealed you several pictures, the Rolls-Royce Wraith became official today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the most powerful Rolls-Royce in history and it is powered by a V12 engine with 624 bhp / 465kW and 800 Nm of torque, mated to an 8-speed automatic ZF transmission.
The 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith is capable to hit 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds (60 mph in 4.4 seconds). For those who don’t know, the standard Ghost has 563 bhp / 420kW and a 0-60 sprint in 4.7 seconds.
Regarding the design, the Wraith is the ultimate gentlemen’s gran turismo and features a sweeping fastback design gives the car its unique character. Coach doors open to reveal a sumptuous interior complete with softest Phantom-grade leathers and expanses of wood called Canadel Panelling.
The name comes from the famous cove in the South of France where Sir Henry Royce and his design and engineering teams spent their winters. The interior ambiance is defined by the Starlight Headliner, a Bespoke feature available beyond Phantom family cars for the first time.
The Starlight Headliner features 1,340 fibre optic lamps, which give the impression of a glittering, starry night sky. The car’s suspension has also been tuned to minimise body roll and discreetly amplify feedback when cornering; while steering weight is heavier at high speeds and lighter at low speeds adding to the spirited drive.
Furthermore, the debut of Satellite Aided Transmission (SAT) technology takes the powertrain to a new level of effortless delivery, one that perfectly suits the Rolls-Royce brand. The 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith also comes with the latest mechanical and electrical technologies, such as voice activation commands.
Moreover, the Wraith offers the elegant Spirit of Ecstasy Rotary Controller, which allows navigation through on-screen functions using a touch pad that features pinch and pull functionality to echo smart phone usage. The 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith is priced at €245,000 in Europe. Confirmation and further pricing details in all markets will be revealed later in the year.