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Rolls Royce Wraith is the fastest Roller ever made: Geneva update

  • Mar 05, 2013
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Some may call it a two-door version of the Rolls Royce Ghost but it's so much more than what you think. It does look like a shorter, tauter  version of the Ghost however it is actually the fastest Rolls Royce ever made. A sporty Rolls Royce is as rare as is an Earth-like planet with life. Certainly, market demand must have forced BMW- the owners of the Rolls Royce marquee to think of a sporty Roller unlike any other.



This is a car that could be compared with Bentleys but just that it's way more expensive, exclusive. No car in the whole of human history has ever matched a Rolls Royce. The Wraith is no exception. The performance of the machine is as sublime as is its price. But, before we get to the innards let's just relish the clean lines and exquisite craftsmanship of the finest degree. Emotional, rather evocative design has always been at the heart of a Rolls Royce.



The Wraith sits lower and has a wider rear track compared to the Ghost. This gives it a unique stance and character. The broad shoulders ooze confidence while the imposing grille continues on the tradition of uber-exclusive motoring. It comes with all the bells and whistles one would expect from a Rolls Royce without compromising on comfort. Thus, air-suspension is standard and so is a lightweight electric steering.



The low roof line has resulted in a lowered center of gravity which further improves the handling. The Wraith needs a suspension setup that offers the best compromise between handling and comfort. That's because residing under the long bonnet is a 6.6 litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine. The V12 has been at the heart of every Rolls Royce but this one puts out no less than 624 bhp and 800 torques making it the most powerful Roller ever. Keeping in mind this behemoth weights more than 2 tonnes, the Wraith can still hit 100 kph in just 4.6 seconds!


[Update] The ZF 8-Speed automatic transmission now features something called "Satellite aided" thingy. What this does is connects the transmission with GPS which of course knows what corner is coming next and aides the gearbox to select the right ratio to negotiate the curve at the optimal speed. Now, that's revolutionary indeed. [Update]


So, a free word of advice to all billionaires out there- since you have the capacity to own one of these please don't buy a Bentley!

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