Rolls Royce readies luxury 2.21 crore Wraith for India, spotted in Delhi
- Aug 11, 2013, 08:28 AM IST
Want to ride the ultimate luxury car from Rolls Royce? Your wait will be over very soon, as Rolls Royce Motors is reading its latest launch for the Indian roads.
This luxury four seater from Rolls Royce called Wraith has made its global premiere at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March this year. While in UK the car is already up for sale, it has just made a debut in Australia where it will be available for sale in last quarter of this year.
In India the car is expected to be launched soon, and will roll on roads by end of this year.
Wraith was spotted on Indian roads by a Facebook supercar fan page, Supercars in Delhi which posted a pic of this car on facebook. [See the pic in the next page]
Wraith is the boldest, most dramatic and powerful Rolls-Royce that has played host to the famous Spirit of Ecstasy figurine. Featuring a contemporary two-door design, Wraith’s striking fastback body exudes power, style and drama.
Performance delivers on the promise of Wraith’s styling. Power delivery is effortless, but dramatic, thanks to a V12 engine married to 8-speed automatic transmission. 624 bhp and 800 Nm of torque from only 1,500 rpm is available to the driver enabling Wraith to achieve the 0-100 km/h sprint in 4.6 seconds.
Finished in Diamond Black lower and Jubilee Silver upper paint, this two-tone presentation complements Wraith’s sweeping fastback design that gives the car its unique character. Bold lines, tension in the panels and a raked rear screen evoke the image of a world-class athlete poised in the starting blocks. Further expression of dynamic intent can also be seen in Wraith’s deeply recessed grille and wide rear track.
Coach doors open to reveal a sumptuous interior complete with the softest Phantom-grade leathers in a Consort Red accent, and expanses of wood called Canadel Panelling. Named after the famous cove in the South of France where Sir Henry Royce and his design and engineering teams spent their winters, this contemporary and tactile finish sweeps through the interior, cosseting four occupants in a space bathed in light and warmth. This stunning new open grain wood treatment is a testament to the skills of our craftspeople in Goodwood.
A wide rear track, shorter wheelbase and lower roof height further contribute to the most involved driving experience of any Rolls-Royce in history. The car sits on a set of 21-inch five-spoke part polished tyres which feature self-righting RR monogram centres matched to the body colour of the car. Wraith’s suspension has also been tuned to minimise body roll and discreetly amplify feedback when cornering; while steering weight is heavier at high speeds and lighter at low speeds adding to the spirited drive.
Voice activation commands, for example, come with a one-touch call button located on the steering wheel. A destination no longer requires manual input from a navigation menu and route assistance begins immediately, on-screen and via audio guidance following a voice command. Satellite Aided Transmission uses GPS data to see beyond what the driver sees; it anticipates his next move based on location and current driving style, then selects the most appropriate gear for the terrain ahead.
In UK the price of this marvel is GBP 235000 (that’s Rs 2.21 crores), while its cost is AUD 645000 (which is Rs 3.2 crores). The actual price for India is yet to be announced. We can expect anything more than 2.21 crores in India for this luxury car.
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