624bhp V12 Rolls-Royce Wraith revealed

624bhp V12 Rolls-Royce Wraith revealed

The most powerful and arguably most sensational Rolls-Royce ever has been revealed at the Geneva motor show.

The new Wraith is powered by an enormous 624bhp V12 that produces 590lb ft torque and thanks to a new eight-speed ZF gearbox, the elegant tourer can hit 60mph from a standstill in just 4.4 seconds.
Staggering performance figures make up just one of the headlines as the Wraith will also feature the trademark luxury, refinement and hand-craftsmanship the Rolls-Royce brand is famed for.

Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös describes the Wraith as "having a hint of menace in the design that is new to the brand, but with the driving experience and performance to live up to that promise".

Bringing the big Roller into the 21st Century is a swathe of advanced technology that will offer unrivalled comfort and ease of ownership. A new Satellite Aided Transmission uses GPS technology to map the surrounding terrain to ensure the Wraith is constantly in the correct gear and poised to deliver optimum performance.

Rolls-Royce says: "Advances in mechanical and electrical technology deliver systems like head-up display, adaptive headlights and Wraith's keyless opening boot. But improvements in connectivity have taken the human-machine interface to a new level of sophistication, a suite of aids that could be likened to a contemporary on-board valet."

Occupants no longer have to manually input addresses to the navigation system, for example. Voice commands get rid of the need for fiddly buttons so the driver can now say, "navigate to Piccadilly in London" and the computer will do the rest.

All of this opulence comes at a price though, with the Wraith starting at around €245,000.

But as with all Rolls-Royce models, the personalisation possibilities are almost endless, so expect the final bill to boast a few extra digits if the many tantalising options are specified.

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