Rolls-Royce Wraith is a Ghost, Minus Two Doors
So you are a wealthy CEO and are in the market for a world-class luxury coupe. The Bentley Continental GT is too pedestrian for you, but the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe is just a little too ostentatious. Fret not, as Rolls-Royce has just unveiled a new grand touring coupe to slot in under the Phantom, and it is called the Wraith. Following the ghoul-inspired naming conventions, the Rolls-Royce Wraith is essentially the coupe version of the Ghost sedan. Both ride on a stretched version of the BMW 7 Series platform. It is powered by a 6.6-liter V12 that makes 624 horsepower. Power is sent through an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission that is GPS-aided. How does that work, you ask? The system looks at the roads ahead of the driver to predict the next driving maneuver, and thus potential downshift. Though, you won't need the GPS to punch up a straight-line zero-to-sixty time of 4.4 seconds. Not bad for a vehicle that likely weighs more than 5,000 pounds (curb weight not specified, but the Ghost weighs 5,400 pounds)
The car also features a 24-hour concierge, via a button in the headliner. Oh, and speaking of the headliner, there is the Starlight Headliner, which is constructed of 1,340 fiber optics, hand woven into the lining of the roof, so as to replicate a night's sky. This is the first time that this feature will be available outside of the Phantom line of Rolls-Royces. The car will fetch 245,000 or roughly $320,000. That figure is more than $100,000 over the price of a Bentley Continental GT Speed. How's that for keeping up with the neighbors?
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