Super Street Network

 |   |   |  2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith at Geneva Auto Show

2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith at Geneva Auto Show

Greg Emmerson
Mar 5, 2013 SHARE
2014 rolls royce wraith right rear Photo 1/9   |   2014 rolls royce wraith

After a brief media teaser campaign, Rolls-Royce took the wraps of the Wraith at this year's Geneva Auto Show yesterday.

Adding a Fastback option to the Rolls-Royce line-up, we were slightly disappointed to see such large C-pillars adding weight to the large car, especially in the two-tone paint scheme of the show car. This is most apparent from the side, although the angles shown here are more flattering to its rakish proportions.

Described as "The ultimate gentlemen's gran turismo," by CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös, he further suggested it "embodied the spirit of Charles Stewart Rolls."

2014 rolls royce wraith interior rear seats Photo 2/9   |   2014 rolls royce wraith

The coach doors open to reveal a wonderful interior with the softest Phantom-grade leathers and vast expanses of wood called Canadel Panelling - apparently named after the cove in the South of France where Sir Henry Royce and his team spent the winter. The ambiance is complemented by the Phantom's glitzy Starlight Headliner, which uses 1340 fiberoptic lamps hand-woven into the headliner to give the impression of a star-filled night sky.

Performance will be provided by a 624hp V12 engine with ZF's acclaimed eight-speed automatic transmission. Consequently, zero-to-60mph is said to be achieved in 4.4sec, faster event than the 4.7sec Ghost.

The Wraith will see the debut of Satellite Aided Transmission (SAT) technology that uses GPS data to anticipate the demands of the surroundings based on terrain and driving style. It will be able to "see" corners, freeway exits, hills, etc in order to be prepared to deliver the ideal gear.

2014 rolls royce wraith front Photo 3/9   |   2014 rolls royce wraith

Voice commands will now give access to telephone and navigation options, while a Rotary Controller and touchpad will pinch and pull functionality will grant further access. Letters can be 'drawn' onto the pad rather than by scrolling through a series of characters on-screen to access names or locations.

First deliveries will begin at the end of 2013, which North American pricing to follow soon.

SHARE ARTICLE
By Greg Emmerson
1076 Articles

RELATED ARTICLES

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Check out the latest Gymkhana video here.
Jason UdyNov 17, 2014
Two takes on SUV alternatives
Greg EmmersonNov 14, 2014
Kei Miura, owner of TRA Kyoto or Top Resin Art, could have never imagined the Rocket Bunny car cult he's started worldwide.
Jofel TolosaNov 13, 2014
We take a look at the future of high performance, luxury and heritage from the legendary Brits.
Michael FebboNov 12, 2014
Tingnan mo! It's the Philippines' hottest S2000.
Sam DuNov 12, 2014

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
TO TOP