Rolls-Royce Wraith Unveiled as Brand’s Most Powerful Car Ever: 2013 Geneva Motor Show
Rolls-Royce officially debuted the Wraith, its most powerful model ever, at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show today.
The elegantly designed fastback is powered by a 6.6-liter, twin-turbo V12 powerplant with 624 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. It is 0.3 seconds faster to 60 mph compared to the Ghost (the sedan on which its based), which has 563 hp. The powerplant is mated to an eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic transmission. To help give the Wraith a more dynamic driving experience, the British automaker incorporated a wide rear track, shorter wheelbase, and lower roof height on the Wraith.
Overall, the vehicle’s suspension has been tuned to minimize body roll with steering weight heavier at high speeds and lighter at low speeds. Agility improvements have been achieved without a compromise to the comfort air ride has to offer.
The Wraith is also the vehicle to debut Rolls-Royce’s Satellite Aided Transmission (SAT) technology. SAT utilizes GPS data to see beyond what the driver typically sees. It will help anticipate the driver’s next move based on location and driving style, selecting the most appropriate gear for the terrain that’s up ahead. All the changes are designed to help give the Wraith a more polished, effortless driving experience with even better response.