Video: Behind the wheel of the new Rolls-Royce Wraith

Video: Behind the wheel of the new Rolls-Royce Wraith

Unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March, the Wraith is one of the most highly anticipated models from iconic British luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce.

Essentially a two-door coupe version of the Ghost saloon, the Wraith is the fastest and most powerful model in the marque's firmament, being powered by an enormous 6.6-litre V12 that develops a Porsche Carrera GT beating 624bhp and a crushing 799NM of torque.
Channelled to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox, the power is enough to get this luxury leviathan to 60mph from a standstill in 4.4 seconds.

The Wraith will cost £235,000 when it arrives in UK showrooms later this year.

However, the first customer deliveries aren't expected until very late in 2013. So for now, sit back and relax while Wraith project manager Philip Harnett takes you on a drive through the British countryside.

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