Whenever you hear the word Rolls-Royce, average or typical definitely are not words you would use to describe them. The BMW-owned luxury automaker is always looking for ways to give these already fancy cars, even more kick, by offering more configurations to satisfy deep pocketed customers who have exclusive taste.
For instance, we just learned that there will soon be a special edition version of the lavish Wraith coupe, with extra bits here and there. And it comes as no surprise that this will only be limited to 55 units. The special edition model gets inspiration from “those who lead where others follow”. The special edition will be dressed in Sunburst Grey paint with copper accents, but that is not the only thing that makes this Wraith so unique.
Just like the rest of the Rolls-Royces, the source of the magic is inside the luxurious cabin where the starlight headliner has been improved quite a bit. Firstly, it had been handwoven. Second, this weave consists of 1,340 fiber optic lights that illuminate eight shooting stars that fire at random. It actually takes almost 20 hours to configure this effect, which is predominantly observed over the front seats. All these contribute to the brand’s aim to raise the Wraith’s owner-driver appeal.
It’s quickly apparent that the front seats have a different colour compared to the rear ones. In fact, Rolls-Royce chose to have a Saddlery Tan upholstery up front, contrasted by Anthracite leather in the back where an optional Seashell coloured leather can be chosen. To let it stand out from the rest of the Wraith coupes, it will feature a hand woven stainless steel fabric that adorns the door and the central tunnel.
For the very first time, the Wraith Luminary Collection features illuminated wooden paneling with 176 LEDs highlighting the beautiful Tudor oak wood, which was obtained from the forests in Czech Republic. To finish off the upgrades, the Rolls Royce provided it with fancy treadplates with a hand polished stainless steel engraving that indicates the limited availability of the Luminary Collection.
As far as engines are concerned, do not expect anything new from the Luminary Collection, because the new Wraith will get the same 6.6 liter V12 engine with a pair of turbochargers that can produce as much as 624 horsepower.
To sum it up, there’s nothing that a true enthusiast will not like about the Rolls Royce Wraith Luminary Collection. It’s limited to 55 unique units; it’s the first model to have a shooting star headliner; and it’s complemented by wooden paneling.