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The Rolls-Royce Wraith is a
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manufactured by
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and based on the chassis of the
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, shares its name with the 1938 model by the original Rolls-Royce company. The body style is a two-door pillar-less coupe with iconic
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s, where all side windows can roll down like in a convertible. This body style was popular in American cars during the 1950s and 1960s, and was known as the
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body style, not used by Rolls-Royce since 1955.


Overview

The Rolls-Royce Wraith was built in order to replace the earlier 2-door car model, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé, built on the basis of the
Rolls-Royce Ghost The Rolls-Royce Ghost is a full-sized luxury car manufactured by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The "Ghost" nameplate, named in honour of the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, Silver Ghost, a car first produced in 1906, was announced in April 2009 at the Auto ...
, unlike the earlier model which was based on the 7th Generation Rolls-Royce Phantom, the flagship car model of Rolls-Royce Motor cars until the arrival of the 8th Generation. It is the fastest car made by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.


Initial release


Wraith (2013–)

The vehicle was announced in January 2013 and unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Deliveries began from the fourth quarter of 2013. File:2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith, diamond black fR.jpg, Front view File:2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith V12 Auto 6.6 Rear.jpg, Rear view File:2013-03-05 Geneva Motor Show 8203.JPG, Interior File:2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith (19842793118).jpg, Wraith at the
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Specifications and performance


Specifications


Engines


Transmissions


Performance

The Standard Wraith has a 6.6 litre,
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which delivers 591bhp. The car accelerates from 0 to 60mph in 4.4 seconds. The car has the ability to reach a top speed of 250 km/h making it the fastest accelerating Rolls Royce ever produced.


Variants


Black Badge

The Wraith Black Badge is a special edition of the Wraith which is performance based. Its exterior features are painted black (including the
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), and its interior consists of carbon fibre applications. In addition, the Black Badge moniker has been applied to the
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and the
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Kryptos

It is a special edition of the Rolls-Royce Wraith. Deriving from ancient Greek, the name 'Kryptos' refers to all that is concealed. Designed as a homage to the clandestine world of cryptology, this car's production is limited to 50 units.


Special editions made by car tuners


Mansory Wraith

It is a car modified by the German car modification firm
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based on the Rolls Royce Wraith. It was unveiled at the
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, 2014. The car has new exterior features such as the new rim system, front grille modification and new lower bodywork while the interior features include new carbon fibre applications and the traditional Mansory marble-coloured appliances are also available. The engine of the original car has been tuned so that the car has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100kph (60 mph) in 4.4 seconds. File:Mansory Kitted Cars at Geneva 2014 (Ank Kumar) 01.jpg, Mansory Wraith front view File:Mansory Kitted Cars at Geneva 2014 (Ank Kumar) 02.jpg, Mansory Wraith side view


Mansory Wraith Bleurion

The Mansory Wraith has a Special edition called the Mansory Wraith Bleurion which has black coloured exterior features such as the front grille etc, comes in blue colour exterior colour (including the
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) and its interior is also blue colour based. The Bleurion has the same engine used in the Wraith and has the same capabilities. File:Mansory Bleurion. Rolls-Royce Wraith. Spielvogel.jpg, Mansory Wraith Bleurion front view File:Mansory Bleurion Rolls-Royce Wraith. Spielvogel1.JPG, Mansory Wraith Bleurion Spirit of Ecstasy


Mansory Wraith 2

The Wraith 2 is a car based on the Rolls Royce Wraith modified by the German car modification firm
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. Its bodywork is identical to the bodywork of the Wraith Bleurion. The car's interior and exterior features are painted gold and the car has a new rim system. It has gold palm seats stitched on the seats which gives it the name "Palm Edition 999". The engine of the Wraith 2 has also been tuned to have the same acceleration capability of its predecessor and a top speed of 300 km/h. File:2016-03-01 Geneva Motor Show 0979.JPG, Mansory Wraith 2 front view at the Geneva Motor show, 2016 File:2016-03-01 Geneva Motor Show 0982.JPG, Mansory Wraith 2 side view


Novitec Wraith Overdose

The Novetic Wraith Overdose is a car made on the basis of the Rolls-Royce Wraith by the German car modification company, Novitec Group. This car has new exterior lower bodywork and the suspension has been lowered. It also has a special stainless-steel sport exhaust system with electronic sound management. It also has its 12-cylinder twin-turbo engine tuned to produce 527 kW / 717 HP of peak power and 986 Nm of peak torque. The Overdose comes in a limited special edition of just eight vehicles. File:Osaka Auto Messe 2020 (22) - NOVITEC Rolls-Royce WRAITH.jpg, Novitec Wraith Overdose front view at the Osaka Auto Messe, 2020


See also

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Rolls-Royce Ghost The Rolls-Royce Ghost is a full-sized luxury car manufactured by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The "Ghost" nameplate, named in honour of the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, Silver Ghost, a car first produced in 1906, was announced in April 2009 at the Auto ...
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References


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