Rolls Royce Wraith Ghost Coupe announced for Geneva debut

Rolls Royce Wraith teaser
Rolls Royce Wraith teaser

RR's most powerful model ever

Rolls Royce has announced the introduction of a new model at Geneva Motor Show in March.

Aside from preparing special editions, RR is working on a Wraith revival which will be the most powerful model the company has ever made. Essentially a Ghost Coupe, we should "expect the boldest design" and "the most dramatic performance".

Under the hood it will probably get the same V12 6.6-liter twin-turbo engine producing about 608 HP (447 kW), slightly more than in the sedan where it churns 570 HP (420 kW). The luxurious high-performance coupe will be able to do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in less than 4.7 seconds.

Its wheelbase will be approximately 180mm shorter than the sedan's 3295mm, while the overall length will be of around 5200mm. The Rolls Royce Wraith is expected to tip the scales at about 2,300 kg (5,070 lbs).

More teasers will be released on February 12, 19 and 26 to create a buzz.

Source: Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars today confirmed the launch of its next model, Rolls-Royce Wraith.

The car will be presented for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show on 5 March 2013, with first deliveries to customers expected in the fourth quarter of 2013. Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, confirmed the news at the company’s World Dealer Conference in London this morning.

“Rolls-Royce Wraith will draw superlatives when it is unveiled in Geneva,” he explained to representatives of the 100-strong global dealer network. “Expect the boldest design, the most dramatic performance and the most powerful Rolls-Royce that has ever played host to the famous Spirit of Ecstasy figurine. We will present a model whose starting point is luxury, refinement and exclusivity, traits that have made Rolls-Royce the world’s pinnacle luxury good for the last 108 years. This is a car not only defined by a timeless elegance, but one that encapsulates a sense of power, style and drama,” added Müller-Ötvös.

BMW Group board member and Rolls-Royce Chairman Harald Krüger, affirmed the company’s latest step in the drive for sustainable growth. “The BMW Group is confidently investing into the long-term future of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars,” he said. “And this exceptional new car will build on the finest principles of the company’s forefathers - the world’s best engineering, the employment of cutting edge technology and peerless craftsmanship.”

Wraith will be the most dynamic, powerful and beautiful Rolls-Royce in the company’s history. It is a breathtaking car that will set a new benchmark in the ultra-luxury segment and will reaffirm the position of Rolls-Royce at the absolute pinnacle of automotive luxury.

The launch will revive one of the most famous Rolls-Royce names first used in 1938. The ethereal name Wraith perfectly expresses the character of the new Rolls-Royce. “Wraith alludes to an almost imperceptible but powerful force, something rare, agile and potent, a spirit that will not be tethered to the earth. It is the perfect name for our new model.” added Müller-Ötvös.

When you encounter Wraith, your world stands still as it whispers by. It possesses an unmistakable presence but is difficult, if not impossible, to corral. It defies attempts to contain it.

Wraith draws inspiration from the story of the Honorable Charles Rolls, one of the company’s founding forefathers and a man who indulged a passion for innovation, engineering and, most importantly, adventure. Rolls was a passionate racing driver, balloonist and aviator winning the praise of King George V, who hailed him the ‘greatest hero of the day’ on becoming the first person to cross the English Channel and return non-stop in a flying machine.

Like Rolls, the new car embraces the very finest things in life – elegance, beauty, refinement and luxury – to be enjoyed by a new generation of confident gentlemen and women. It will boldly shape the future of Rolls-Royce, building on the success of Phantom and Ghost, bringing new customers to the marque.

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autoficianado autoficianado
Rolls needs some fresh designers...this is poorly executed. Bad proportions, all arrogance and no charm. Just because you can make a car...doesn't mean you should...
Jan 19th, 2013 4:26am
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Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
Oh, God no! Please not another BMW 6er GT look-alike. Worst Beemer ever build. Fugly.
Jan 19th, 2013 3:38am
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DoruZamfirDejeu DoruZamfirDejeu
superb picture
Jan 18th, 2013 5:42pm
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