“The wraith of Love’s sweet Rose is here, It haunts me everywhere! ”
~ Frances Sargent Locke Osgood~
Perhaps this poetic line is what Rolls Royce had in mind, when it published the first official image of its new model Wraith, the most powerful Rolls-Royce model in history. True to its meaning, the preview Image of Wraith, seems like a Silhouette haunting, almost Ghost like, not giving away anything at all. Incidentally the Wraith name is a revival of the car that the company had built in the late 1930s.
The graceful silhouette gives expression to a bold and thoroughly contemporary luxury motor car, which will be launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2013. Flowing lines hint at the extraordinary power and dynamic promise of the most powerful Rolls-Royce in history, yet also highlight design cues that can be traced through the model generations. Insiders say that the twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 gasoline engine delivers in the region of 600 hp.
Rolls-Royce’s Wraith evokes the pioneering spirit and lust for adventure that drove company forefather the honourable Charles Rolls – the consummate gentleman racer. But like Rolls, Wraith will also be steeped in the trappings of luxury and opulence.