Jon Olsson, a Swedish professional skier, has owned a couple of quite impressive cars including an 800 horsepower Lamborghini Huracan, a 950 hp Audi RS6 Avant, a Rebellion R2K, and Murcielago SuperVeloce Winter Edition. Not just impressive, but powerful ones indeed. This time, Olsson adds his dream car to this lineup - a Rolls-Royce Wraith.
Olsson purchased the Wraith, which he named “George” six months ago. It was then shipped all the way to The Netherlands where Absolute Motors took over to tweak the machine. Initially, the Rolls-Royce coupe was supposed to be given a “crazy off road look” with a set of “cool winter wheels” to match the owner’s needs and personality. However, he ended up going for a simpler customization due to the lack of time, which included a lowered suspension, extra LED lights all over, and a camo body just like his previous cars.
Apart from the customizations mentioned above, it comes with massive wheels perfect for tough winter days - a set of 24 inch Forgiato wheels. To make it more of a utilitarian vehicle, a bespoke roof rack has been added so Olsson can easily transport a carbon fiber jet-powered surfboard, weighing only at just 18 kilograms (40 pounds). A luggage set that matches his collection even came with the customized Wraith. All the windows had been given a dark black tint as well.
The 810 horsepower Rolls-Royce he got has been fitted with a biturbo 6.6 liter V12 engine, with 840 pound-feet (1,138 Newton-metres) of torque, that was set up by Absolute Motors and is linked to a custom system. A standard Wraith only produces 624 horsepower, so this version actually generates 186 horsepower and 198 pound-feet (268 Nm) more. It wasn’t explained to us how the power was bumped up that much, but this can usually be done by upgrading the turbochargers, fiddling with the software, and other engineering stuff.
We do think that the Quicksilver exhaust system has something to do with the extra horsepower this particular Wraith has, but we know that its main role is for the car to make a lot of noise while Olsson is shredding those rear tires. It’s very unusual knowing that this is a Rolls Royce, and was once a ride for crazy rich entrepreneurs who just want a comfortable, elegant ride - it just does not seem to sound right. But at least we know it is possible for a luxury coupe to be a crazy off road car doing burnouts.
The two-door Wraith is known to be the company’s most powerful and dynamic Rolls Royce ever, and now we know why. After all, it was pitched at a new, younger and speed-obsessed audience.