Handcrafted, like every other Rolls-Royce at the company's state-of-the-art headquarters at Goodwood, the ultra-luxurious, ultra-performance-focussed Wraith signifies its intentions with crystal-clear-clarity from the first glance. This ultimate grand tourer is a lightning-quick specimen, which combines razor-sharp responses the superlative comfort and luxury. It thrives on the thrill of the open road, it waits for no one, and it delivers a driving experience none can match. The Wraith’s silhouette, which looks arguably more compelling when cloaked in Black Badge guise, combines the aerodynamic appeal of a fastback with principal Rolls-Royce design features. Everything, including the classic 2:1 proportions of wheel to roof height, the long overhang beyond the back wheels and the signature rear-hinged coach doors is designed to exacting and time-honoured standards.
And those same principles apply to the exquisitely engineered technology that lies beneath the Wraith’s beautiful body. The potent 6.6-litre, turbocharged V12 engine boasts 591bhp of prodigious power delivered through the eight-speed, satellite-aided automatic transmission. That’s more than sufficient to accelerate the Wraith from 0 to 60mph in a blink-of-an-eye 4.4 seconds. The Wraith accelerates with purpose and brawn, the intoxicating performance delivered with the utmost decorum. A state-of-the-art air suspension system ensures that the Wraith keeps its composure upon any surface, compensating for even the subtlest lateral movements. The Wraith’s exhilarating pace and luxurious execution set the standard within its class, for its vitality is matched by no other GT on the planet.