Some folks say that the Wraith is “the most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history”. It does sound possible, however, if you decode it. Of first, the manufacturer has always been the pioneer in making comfy and hefty cars that are, without a doubt, not dynamic by any means. Therefore, achieving a certain level of dynamics with a car won’t pose such an issue, right?
Of all the cars that the manufacturer has ever made – or shall I say mastered? – the Wraith’s hardly got a hardened chassis at its core, though its rear axle has been widened and its wheelbase shortened, which, on the other hand, has been borrowed from the Ghost limousine.
“The car’s suspension has also been tuned to minimise body roll and discreetly amplify feedback when cornering,” says Rolls, “while steering weight is heavier at high speeds and lighter at low speeds adding to the spirited drive.” This is what Rolls-Royce says, and these are not our words by any means.
But we’ve always been fond of cars with a certain dynamic prowess. So, the Rolls-Royce Wraith, then, easily becomes to be our pick of the range in the whole of the manufacturer’s line-up in the Indian market. Here’s a complete lowdown of the Wraith.
On the face of it, the Wraith is a typical Rolls-Royce that’s a rapid coupe that’s unlike any other car on the planet. On the looks front, however, there’s no mistaking it for anything else other than a luxury coupe. It still gets the massive toothy grille flanking a slim pair of headlamps with dedicated washers. In profile, the flowing roofline makes the Rolls look a bit sportier, which sure helps to reduce the bulk of this lengthy luxury coupe.
As far as the dimensions are concerned, the Wraith measures in at 5,281mm of length, 1,947mm of width, and 1,507mm of height. The standard 20-inch wheels are separated by a wheelbase of 3,112mm. Apart from that, it has a fuel tank capacity of 83-litres and a massive boot space capacity as well. The sole-spec Coupe variant tips the scale at 2,440kg.
As for the engines, the Wraith comes powered with a single powertrain. It’s a massive 6.6-litre V12 petrol engine, which is capable of churning out 624bhp and 800Nm of torque. It features an AWD layout as a standard configuration. Moreover, the engine comes paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission as a sole fit.
As for the fuel efficiency, do not expect the luxury coupe to deliver any mind-numbing numbers. Of course, the main emphasis here is on the peak performance rather than fuel economy. Still, as far as numbers go, it is rated to deliver 10.2km/l.
On the features front, the Wraith is loaded to the gills. Of course, the main highlight inside the cabin is the soothing experience and level of quality of just about anything you can touch.
The cabin is built with hand and each car can be configured to feature a different material and colour combination for the interior. As for the features, the Wraith gets LED headlamps, 20-inch alloy wheels, and LED taillamps on the outside. Inside, the Wraith comes with as much of a kit as you can expect from a car of this class.
The Wraith, as of mid-2020, comes in six shades, namely, Black, Sea Green, Scala Red, Arctic White, Petra Gold, and Jubilee Silver.
All the details regarding the Rolls-Royce Wraith, namely, the engine, specifications, variant wise equipment, colours, dimensions, interiors, and exterior details are extensively covered in the brochure.
Variants and Prices
As of mid-2020, the Rolls-Royce Wraithis available in a single variant, in the petrol-automatic configuration. It is priced at Rs. 5.0 crores for the Coupe variant(ex-showroom, Delhi). For the variant-wise on-road prices, visit us at autoX. Also, read the latest car comparisons, only at autoX