2014 Rolls Royce Wraith

Today the new Rolls Royce Wraith was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show and it’s no surprise that the internet has been buzzing about it for the last 6 hours. With a current production line-up of only two vehicles, Rolls Royce finally introducing a third is huge news. Checkout the commercial released a few days ago before the unveiling.

The new two-door Rolls is effectively a Ghost coupe, and it stands to reason that this is Royce’s answer to the Bentley Continental GT, albeit at a higher price point. Much higher, actually – the 245,000-euro – $320k USD – price of entry for the Wraith is about $100,000 more than a Continental GT Speed coupe. Woof. And to our eyes, all that extra money isn’t buying you much in the looks department, as the collective opinion of the Autoblog editors on-site in Geneva is that it’s more imposing than elegant.

But the Wraith will no doubt be a special, exclusive, impressive machine for anyone who plunks down that sort of cash. For starters, it’s powered by a V12 that puts out an impressive 624 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque mated to an eight-speed ZF “Satellite Aided” transmission. This nifty cog-swapper actually works with GPS to not only pre-select the right gear for the portion of road you’re on, but for the next portion of you’ll be driving on, as well. That, friends, is cool.


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