Rolls-Royce Wraith (2013)

The Rolls-Royce Wraith is a full-size luxury car/grand tourer manufactured by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and based on the chassis of the Rolls-Royce Ghost, shares its name with the 1938 model by the original Rolls-Royce company.

Rolls-Royce Wraith
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Overview
ManufacturerRolls-Royce Motor Cars (BMW)
Production2013–2022[1][2][3]
Model years2014–2021 (North America)
AssemblyUnited Kingdom: Goodwood, England (Goodwood manufacturing)
DesignerExterior: Pavle Trpinac, Co-Designer: Andreas Thurner; Interior: Charles Coldham, Matthias Junghanns, Alan Sheppard [4]
Body and chassis
ClassFull-size luxury car (F)
Grand Tourer (S)
Body style2-door hardtop coupé
LayoutFR layout
PlatformBMW F01
DoorsCoach doors
Related
Powertrain
Engine6,592 cc (402.3 cu in) BMW N74 twin-turbo V12[5]
Transmission8-speed ZF 8HP automatic[5]
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,112 mm (122.5 in)
Length5,268 mm (207.4 in)
Width1,948 mm (76.7 in)
Kerb weight2,435 kg (5,368.3 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorRolls-Royce Phantom Coupé
SuccessorRolls-Royce Spectre

The body style is a two-door pillar-less coupe with iconic suicide doors, where all side windows can roll down like in a convertible. This body style was popular in American cars during the 1950s and 1960s, and was known as the hardtop body style, not used by Rolls-Royce since 1955. On 29 September 2021, it was announced the Wraith Spectre Electric Model, a name also Patent in Chile.[6]

OverviewEdit

The Rolls-Royce Wraith was built in order to replace the earlier 2-door car model, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé, built on the basis of the Rolls-Royce Ghost, unlike the earlier model which was based on the 7th Generation Rolls-Royce Phantom, the flagship car model of Rolls-Royce Motor cars until the arrival of the 8th Generation. It is the fastest car made by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.[7]

Initial releaseEdit

Wraith (2013–)Edit

The vehicle was announced in January 2013[8] and unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.[9][10][11][12] Deliveries began from the fourth quarter of 2013.

Specifications and performanceEdit

SpecificationsEdit

EnginesEdit

Petrol engines[13][14]
Model Years Type/code Power/rpm, Torque/rpm
Wraith 2013– 6,592 cc (402.3 cu in) V12 twin turbo (N74B66) 632 PS (465 kW; 623 hp)@5600, 800 N⋅m (590 lb⋅ft)@1500–5500
Wraith Black Badge 2016– 6,592 cc (402.3 cu in) V12 twin turbo (N74B66) 632 PS (465 kW; 623 hp)@5600, 870 N⋅m (642 lb⋅ft)@1700–4500

TransmissionsEdit

Petrol engines
Model Years Type/code
Wraith 2013– 8-speed automatic (ZF 8HP90)
Wraith Black Badge 2016– 8-speed automatic (ZF 8HP95)

PerformanceEdit

The Standard Wraith has a 6.6 litre, turbo-charged V12 engine which delivers 591bhp. The car accelerates from 0 to 60mph in 4.4 seconds. The car has the ability to reach a top speed of 250 km/h making it the fastest accelerating Rolls Royce ever produced.

VariantsEdit

Black BadgeEdit

 
Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge at the Geneva Motor Show

The Wraith Black Badge is a special edition of the Wraith which is performance based. Its exterior features are painted black (including the Spirit of Ecstasy), and its interior consists of carbon fibre applications.

In addition, the Black Badge moniker has been applied to the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and the Rolls-Royce Dawn.[15]

Landspeed EditionEdit

 
Rolls-Royce Wraith Landspeed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Unveiled online alongside the Rolls-Royce Dawn Landspeed in June 2021, the Landspeed Edition is a limited version of the Wraith Black Badge made to pay homage to Captain George E.T. Eyston.

The interior bears new features, such as Eyston's OBE, Military Cross and Chevalier de la Légion.

The production is limited to thirty-five Wraith Landspeed motor cars.[16]

KryptosEdit

It is a special edition of the Rolls-Royce Wraith. Deriving from ancient Greek, the name 'Kryptos' refers to all that is concealed.

Designed as a homage to the clandestine world of cryptology, this car's production is limited to 50 units.[17]

Special editions made by car tunersEdit

Mansory WraithEdit

It is a car modified by the German car modification firm Mansory based on the Rolls Royce Wraith. It was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, 2014.

The car has new exterior features such as the new rim system, front grille modification and new lower bodywork while the interior features include new carbon fibre applications and the traditional Mansory marble-coloured appliances are also available.

The engine of the original car has been tuned so that the car has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100kph (60 mph) in 4.4 seconds.[18]

Mansory Wraith BleurionEdit

The Mansory Wraith has a Special edition called the Mansory Wraith Bleurion which has black coloured exterior features such as the front grille etc, comes in blue colour exterior colour (including the Spirit of Ecstasy) and its interior is also blue colour based.

The Bleurion has the same engine used in the Wraith and has the same capabilities.[19]

Mansory Wraith 2Edit

The Wraith 2 is a car based on the Rolls Royce Wraith modified by the German car modification firm Mansory. Its bodywork is identical to the bodywork of the Wraith Bleurion.

The car's interior and exterior features are painted gold and the car has a new rim system. It has gold palm seats stitched on the seats which gives it the name "Palm Edition 999".

The engine of the Wraith 2 has also been tuned to have the same acceleration capability of its predecessor and a top speed of 300 km/h.[20]

Novitec Wraith OverdoseEdit

The Novetic Wraith Overdose is a car made on the basis of the Rolls-Royce Wraith by the German car modification company, Novitec Group.

This car has new exterior lower bodywork and the suspension has been lowered. It also has a special stainless-steel sport exhaust system with electronic sound management. It also has its 12-cylinder twin-turbo engine tuned to produce 527 kW / 717 HP of peak power and 986 Nm of peak torque.

The Overdose comes in a limited special edition of just eight vehicles.[21]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rolls-Royce Could Introduce New Spectre And Spirit Models|CarBuzz
  2. ^ "Rolls-Royce Could Introduce New Spectre and Spirit Models". 29 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Rolls-Royce Spectre to Take Wraith's Place in Lineup when It Arrives".
  4. ^ Rolls-Royce head of design Giles Taylor suddenly departs company
  5. ^ a b "Rolls Royce Wraith 2013". Auto evolution.
  6. ^ A Prophecy Fulfilled, A Promise Kept, A Remarkable Undertaking Underway. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Announces First Fully Electric Car
  7. ^ "Which Rolls-Royce Is The Fastest? - Luxury Viewer". Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Rolls-Royce Wraith" (Press release). Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. 18 January 2013. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  9. ^ Lienert, Anita (18 January 2013). "2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith Set for 2013 Geneva Auto Show". Edmunds.com. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  10. ^ "Most Dynamic and Powerful Rolls-Royce in History Set for Debut at Geneva Motor Show" (Press release). Rolls‐Royce. 18 January 2013. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  11. ^ "2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith is everything you need, everything you don't", Auto blog, 6 March 2013
  12. ^ Rolls-Royce Wraith Price, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London, H.R. Owen, 21 March 2013, archived from the original on 21 April 2015, retrieved 17 April 2015
  13. ^ Wraith Technical specification (PDF), Rolls Royce motor cars.
  14. ^ Wraith Black Badge Technical specification (PDF), Rolls Royce motor cars.
  15. ^ "Black Badge Wraith". www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  16. ^ "Black Badge Landspeed Collection". www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  17. ^ "Discover Wraith Kryptos". www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  18. ^ "Wraith". Mansory. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  19. ^ "Wraith Bleurion". Mansory. 13 May 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  20. ^ "Wraith II". Mansory. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  21. ^ "Wraith Overdose | NOVITEC – Performance en Vogue". www.novitecgroup.com. Retrieved 3 August 2021.

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