The 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith Is Perhaps The Most Amazing Coupe Ever
Strolling away from the roads of formality and utter elegance, Rolls-Royce created an opulent, yet, somehow sporty new car called the Wraith. Based on the Rolls-Royce Ghost – the smallest four-door RR saloon today, the Wraith is clearly created to lure wealthy buyers willing to forget about their sports cars such as the Bentley Continental GT, or various Aston Martins and opt for proper luxury the Wraith definitely brings in spades.
We all know that the Wraith is loosely based on the BMW 7 series. That, of course, does not make it any less attractive or desirable. The Brits did the unthinkable job of replenishing it with proper Rolls Royce character and toys only seen in cars from Goodwood. Also, to properly compete with the best from Bentley, the 6.6L V12 engine has been improved by a lot. With twin-turbo technology and various improvements, the large V12 has been tuned to develop 624 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. A figure supercars of today can be proud of. Despite all the power gain over all other Rolls-Royce cars in history, the Wraith is far from being hard or cruel to the ones inside. The numbers will only tell us one part of the story – 4.4 seconds is needed for hitting 62 mph and the top speed is electronically limited at 155 mph. Even hot hatches of today fail in delivering this kind of performance.
What they cannot achieve is the level of craftsmanship, quality, utter elegance and lavishness that the Ghost is teeming with. Every single element of the car is carefully created, inspected, protected, painted or upholstered by the best of the best in the British car industry. Attention to details is at such a high level that the Wraith is definitely in the same ballpark with the Phantom when it comes to material quality, fit, finish, and NVH. Just by looking at the carefully designed exterior, swooping fastbacks styled back and Ghost-like front, it is obvious that the Wraith has the presence of a really special car. However, after entering the cabin, magic takes place.
No other car, especially a sports car, does have so much wood trimming inside. We have learned that the exclusive wood trim on the door was hand sanded and lacquered. Also, the grains on the wood segments are matched for both doors and tilted at exact the same angle. Also, the owners driving Rollers are not peasants like the rest of us – they open or close the door at a press of a button. True, many cars have offered this function over the years, but only the 2015 Rolls Royce Wraith uses the tech the right way.
As for the other easily understandable technology, the Wraith is equipped with the so-called Starlight Headliner. 1340 opic nodes are hand entwined in the headliner. What’s more, you can order the stars in the Rolls Royce to match the real constellations you can see in the night sky. Actually, with the Rolls-Royce Bespoke division, the 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith can be anything you like. Apart from all the exclusive stuff, the Wraith is equipped with all sorts of impressive tech. 10.2-inch navigation screen, GPS controlled transmission, head-up display, advanced cruise control and best safety in the segment (and what segment it is) are only some of the advanced features making the Wraith possibly the most amazing Coupe of all time.