Geneva 2013: Rolls-Royce Wraith

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    Geneva 2013: Rolls-Royce Wraith

    Rolls-Royce Wraith Unveiled as Brandís Most Powerful Car Ever: 2013 Geneva Motor Show
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    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 vehicleís 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-Royceís Satellite Aided Transmission (SAT) technology. SAT utilizes GPS data to see beyond what the driver typically sees. It will help anticipate the driverís next move based on location and driving style, selecting the most appropriate gear for the terrain thatís up ahead. All the changes are designed to help give the Wraith a more polished, effortless driving experience with even better response.

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    Re: Geneva 2013: Rolls-Royce Wraith

    Chrome accents galore throughout and yet, the seat belt receiver is run-of-the-mill black plastic with red release. Will anyone ever design a more elegant seat belt receiver (I mean, if RR won't do it, who will)? Or is there a law requiring that to be black plastic?

    Oh, yeah, the car. Not sure I like the uber-fat C pillar. In fact, I'm pretty sure I dislike it. Aside from that, it's very nice.
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    Re: Geneva 2013: Rolls-Royce Wraith

    I'm glad to see that two-tone paint schemes are making a comeback.
    *Hopefully

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    Re: Geneva 2013: Rolls-Royce Wraith

    Quote Originally Posted by EJD1984 View Post
    I'm glad to see that two-tone paint schemes are making a comeback.
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    Right with you there - I always thought it added a touch of class to every car.
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    Re: Geneva 2013: Rolls-Royce Wraith

    It's just absurdly awesome, this thing. It will probably become one of my favorite cars on sale (when it goes on sale).

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    Re: Geneva 2013: Rolls-Royce Wraith

    Quote Originally Posted by EJD1984 View Post
    I'm glad to see that two-tone paint schemes are making a comeback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkKnight67 View Post
    Right with you there - I always thought it added a touch of class to every car.
    I don't think the two-tone paint scheme ever went "out" for RR. We have a Rolls dealer in town and there are several two-tone cars on the lot. The 2-tone scheme really adds to the presence of the car.

    This Wraith model sure looks like a beauty!
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    Re: Geneva 2013: Rolls-Royce Wraith

    Wow.

    RR has been racking up hit after hit from a styling standpoint.

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    Re: Geneva 2013: Rolls-Royce Wraith

    Quote Originally Posted by prowlerjc View Post
    Wow.

    RR has been racking up hit after hit from a styling standpoint.
    Have they?

    This is OK I guess.
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    Re: Geneva 2013: Rolls-Royce Wraith

    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    Have they?

    This is OK I guess.
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    Re: Geneva 2013: Rolls-Royce Wraith

    they are certainly trying by giving the tranny GPS!!!
    I believe scania or Volvo showed off a truck with GPS enabled cruise that would speed up/ slow down before a hill or dip / sharp corner

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    Re: Geneva 2013: Rolls-Royce Wraith

    The "SAT technology" sounds insane.
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    Re: Geneva 2013: Rolls-Royce Wraith

    Snore. I love a RR as much as the next guy, but to say making minor tweaks and deleting two doors is a "hit" is simply not true. This is completely uncreative. I understand the premise and business logic behind it, but call a spade a spade for goodness sake.
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    Re: Geneva 2013: Rolls-Royce Wraith

    That interior is so beautiful.

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    Re: Geneva 2013: Rolls-Royce Wraith

    Here's a video.


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    Re: Geneva 2013: Rolls-Royce Wraith

    Hmmm. Do like the door that opens 'backward' pre-war style, but that little triangle window seems pretty inelegant.

    In the video segment it starts out seeming kind of batmobile-ish (all cars, viewed from the top seem more exotic somehow) but by the time you see the side view at the end it just looks like a oversized '68 Torino.
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