Rolls Royce Wraith

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V12 Turbo charged

624 HP

Automatic

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The Wraith is derived from the Ghost, but it has its own distinct—some might say sporting—personality. With a 624-hp version of the Ghost’s V-12, the wheelbase is shorter and the fastback body is unique. The Wraith is quicker and more nimble than the Ghost, with a light touch to the steering and a gently controlled ride. Rolls tradition abounds, with rear-hinged power doors, the available Starlight headliner, and an array of options that can launch the already-lofty base price into high orbit. Contrasting paint notwithstanding, the new Wraith has been cast as the performance-minded Rolls-Royce, though the company is eager to add that the Wraith is no sports car. So just in case you thought a 5500-pound, 17-plus-foot-long vehicle with power-operated doors was a sports car, know that you would be wrong.

The Wraith’s 624-hp twin-turbocharged V-12 is the most powerful engine offered in any of the company’s cars, and we expect that it will carry the Wraith to 60 mph from a standstill in 4.3 seconds. And it will do so with a measured thrum from the exhaust that only plays background to whatever soundtrack you’ve chosen to pipe through the Naim audio system.