Some Say This Is The Raciest Rolls-Royce Ever

Rolls-Royce Wraith

This rich red dish is the Rolls-Royce Wraith. The color red is not exactly the first shade one envisions coating a sophisticated and generally understated luxury vehicle like a Rolls-Royce–but that little visual expectation only seems to add to the intoxicating effect. The color is a special edition named “St. James”, for the patron saint of Portugal and Spain.

Does the Rolls-Royce Wraith do red right? Look out, Ferrari! All images ©Rolls-Royce

The St. James red Wraith pays homage to the patron saint via the rich color, shapely fastback body and name. There are ample chrome accents to glitter in the sun and the iconic suicide doors that have been capturing hearts and raising pulses for decades. The overall curb appeal is polished off with two-tone silver and gloss black wheels. Imagine arriving to any event in this vehicle—the exuberance would be unparalleled. It is highly unlikely to ever join an exotic rental car fleet, but there will always be other Rolls-Royce rentals to enjoy as the new models emerge. read more

Special Edition Rolls-Royce Wraith Was Inspired By Fashion

The latest fashion for Rolls-Royce was actually inspired by the fashion industry. The Rolls-Royce Wraith has taken to the market like a model to the runway, being described as ‘haute couture’ and even ‘business chic’. So why is the latest member of the fleet being labeled with fashion terms rather than the typical automotive fare? Because she was designed to pay homage to the tradition that is Fashion Week.

Rolls-Royce’s new fashion-inspired Wraith is a lot like a new Birkin bag to the fashion industry.  read more

The Fastest Rolls Royce Ever: The Wraith

Rolls Royce Wraith

The Rolls Royce Wraith has officially emerged, and while it is the fastest Rolls ever, make no mistake—it is no sports car. Tipping the scales at a mammoth 5,000 pounds, the Wraith is no waif, but it packs enough power to earn the title as the fastest Rolls Royce ever thanks to a potent V12. After much teasing, the marquee officially unveiled the Wraith at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

The fastest production Rolls Royce ever: the 2013 Wraith pays homage to the brand’s GTs of the past

The Rolls Royce Wraith features a 2-door layout, which is a bit of a departure from the traditionally chauffeur-style luxury cars. Under the hood lurks a V12 engine kicking out 624 horses. It has an 8-speed transmission and a specialized GPS that can select the proper gears based on approaching road conditions. The 0-60 jump time for this model is an impressive 4.6 seconds, which is unheard of for such a heavy vehicle. High-performance beasts like Ferrari and Lamborghini nail the jump to 60 in the 3 second and under bracket, so this Rolls is certainly not a sports car, but it is cool to see a grand tourer with this much muscle. read more

Return of the Rolls Royce Wraith

Rolls Royce Wraith

Rolls Royce has announced that it will bring back the Wraith. This news has been met with some wrath, but mostly excitement. You will have the opportunity to form your own opinion quite soon, as the new Rolls Royce Wraith could debut as early as the 2013 Geneva Motor Show this March!

The Wraith teaser photo 

There has not been a Rolls Royce Wraith model since the Silver Wratih ceased production back in 1959. The new version is said to be a coupe version of the popular Rolls Royce Ghost. The key difference, aside from fewer doors, will be in the power arena. The Wraith is no waif, with a potential 6.6-liter turbocharged V12 petrol engine tuned up to 600 horsepower. This is all heresay until the official word, of course. read more