If you really want to tell the world that you are “successful”, the Rolls Royce Wraith is the way to do it. Priced at Rs. 4.6 crore ex-showroom Delhi, this luxurious 4-seater coupe is also the most powerful car in the Rolls Royce line up.
The Rolls Royce Wraith is a car that makes a statement alright. Check out some stats: It has a V12 turbo-petrol (12-cylinder) engine that puts out a whopping 624 bhp of power and locomotive-like 800 Nm of torque at just 1500 rpm. That power is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission which can propel this car from 0-100 kmph in 4.4 seconds. Given the massive size of the Rolls Royce Wraith, that is impressive. Also read: Upcoming cars in India till December 2013
Epitome of styling
The Wraith is a two-door coupe in styling, with the doors opening in reverse fashion – coach doors as Rolls Royce calls them, or suicide doors in more common parlance. The rear of the car slopes down in typical coupe styling, while the front with the massive platinum-chrome grille flanked by xenon projectors is typical Rolls Royce. Also read: India’s 10 most-expensive cars
The massive 21-inch wheels sport the trademark Rolls Royce monograms that are always upright, no matter which way the wheels turn. It comes with a full air-suspension continues to give customers that “riding on air” feel, but it has also been tuned to stiffen up and offer some feedback to the driver while cornering, with the steering also becoming heavier at speed.
Being a two-door design, this car is designed to appeal to Rolls Royce owners who would love to drive the car themselves rather than be chauffeur-driven in. It has a host of customization options for the leather trim, but the rear-seats are not really comfortable places to be in – and is best used for short trips to ferry a couple of friends to the country club perhaps.
As with all Rolls Royces, everything is motorized – even closing the doors is done by just a press of a button. It also features a heads-up display that projects car information on the windshield, adaptive lamps and surround camera system for parking assistance. It comes with a standard 4-year unlimited warranty, while on-the-spot assistance can be availed from specialists flown in from UK or Singapore when needed. Also read: Run your luxury car as cheap as a hatchback
This Rolls Royce Wraith will be on a tour of India, visiting all the five showrooms that Rolls Royce has in India at the moment. The car has already been booked and sold out, but the company is cagey about the numbers. There are two more showrooms coming up in Chandigarh and in Ahmedabad in the next two months. Rolls Royce cars such as the Ghost (its largest selling model) and Phantom take about 3 months to 6 months for delivery from the time of ordering one (and customizing it to your taste). Incidentally, India is Rolls Royce No.3 market in Asia and the company is quite bullish about this market’s future prospects too. Also read: Should you buy a used imported car?