Tuesday, 5th March 2013
ROLLS ROYCE WRAITH – Rolls Royce unveiled the Rolls Royce Wraith this year at the Geneva Motor Show and it certainly turned a few heads.
At a starting price of £225,000 it’s not exactly your average family coupe, but this is, according to Rolls Royce, the most powerful car they have ever produced.
The Rolls Royce Wraith is unlike any other Rolls Royce in terms of technology. Rolls Royce has announced that it will incorporate a rather unique and highly intelligent GPS Mapping system that will literally scan the roads ahead so that it can pre-select gears for an even smoother ride.
“The satellite-aided transmission uses GPS data to see beyond what the driver sees; it anticipates his or her next move based on location and current driving style, then selects the most appropriate gear for the terrain ahead.” Rolls Royce spokesman
As for power, well the Rolls Royce Wraith is certainly not short of a few horses under the bonnet and is driven by a 6.7 litre V12 engine that delivers a massive 624 brake horse power.
Considering its weight it is also pretty light on its feet with a 0-60mph in just 4.4 seconds, which is enough to get any speed junkie a thrill.
Here are the Facts
Doors: 2 – Coach-Style Rear Hinged
Built: Goodwood, West Sussex, England
Length: 17ft 3in
Width: 6ft 5in
Height: 4ft 11in
Weight: 2.36 tonnes
Boot Capacity: 16.6sq.ft – 470 litres
Engine: 6.7 Litre V12 Direct Injection
Power: 624 Brake Horse Power
Gears: 8 Speed Automatic
Top Seed: Electronically Limited – 155mph
0-60mph: 4.4 seconds
Fuel Consumption: Average 20.2mpg / Urban 13.3mpg / Crusing 28.8mpg. The Average CO2 Emissions is 327g/km
As usual Rolls Royce produce yet another stunning creation that is generally built for the wealthy, but as a diehard Rolls Royce fan, even though I have never owned one, it is nice to see the on-going development of such a thing of beauty and heritage.