Swedish professional skier Jon Olsson has always been known for his love of thrill as well as for his penchant for high-powered exotic rides. His latest ride? A modified powered-up Rolls-Royce Wraith with a jet surfboard.
Olsson’s rides, aside from boasting of mouth-watering power outputs, have always sported unique liveries distinct to his personal tastes. From his 800-hp Lamborghini Huracan and 950-hp Audi RS6 Avant to his Rebellion R2K and Murcielago SuperVeloce Winter Edition, Olsson’s has never failed to impress not only his fans, but also other people in the world and that includes us.
Now, Olsson is making waves with “George” – the moniker he has given to his new Rolls-Royce Wraith. According to Olsson, it has always been his life dream to own a real Rolls-Royce. So, six months ago, he shopped for a new Rolls-Royce and thought the Wraith would be suitable for personality. But as far as we know Olsson, he loves to customize. What he does is not just your typical customization, but he always tries to build something different. This can be seen on his other rides, none of which look like a typical model.
After buying George, he sent this Wraith to The Netherlands – to Absolute Motors in particular – to transform this luxurious vehicle into something that fits his personality. According to Olsson, he initially planned to give the Wraith a “crazy” off-road appearance with “cool” winter wheels. But since another endeavor took most of his time, Olsson opted to make the customization work for George simpler.
Modification works included the fitment of a lowered suspension, “crazy” extra LED lights, dark-tinted windows, a custom exhaust from QuickSilver, a magnet-mounted roof cage made from carbon fiber, as well as a jet surf board! Surely, the modifications wouldn’t be complete without the usual camouflage wrap and large 24-inch wheels.
The result? A Wraith with looks that are so insane, Olsson bets he wouldn’t be invited to a Rolls-Royce club anytime soon. Olsson describes George as a car that is in between his original intentions and a summer car.
Of course, George’s insane looks is matched by insane power. The Rolls-Royce Wraith is indeed a powerful luxury coupe, but its power rating doesn’t reach 800 hp. In fact, a standard Rolls-Royce Wraith -- powered by a 6.6-liter V12 engine – could produce a massive 632 hp (465 kW) of max output and 800 Nm of peak torque. Now, Absolute Motors was able to squeeze more power from this engine. Thus, George now commits 810 hp of max output and 1,138 Nm (840 pound-feet) of peak torque. While Olsson didn’t reveal how this power was achieved, this could have been attained by software tweaks, turbocharger updates or the installation of a new exhaust system.