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Posted 10 March 2013 - 00:29

Rolls-Royce unveiled the brand's fastest production model ever, but being that this is a Rolls-Royce we're talking about, the Wraith isn't exactly a sports car.

The Wraith is very big, weighing about 5000 pounds, despite being only a two-door car. It was among the hundreds of vehicles that were unveiled this week at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.

With its 624 horsepower V12 engine, the Wraith can hurtle from zero to 60 miles an hour in just 4.4 seconds. The car's 8-speed transmission gets information from a GPS unit so that it can select gears based in the road ahead.

The car's interior, featuring light-colored wood grains, was inspired by luxury yachts, according to Rolls-Royce. The car's ceiling liner is peppered with fiber optic lights that make it look like a star-filled night sky.

The body, which slopes down cleanly at the back end, was designed to look especially good in two-tone paint jobs, Rolls-Royce spokesman Nigel Wonnacott said.

While still based in Great Britain, Rolls-Royce is owned by the German luxury automaker BMW.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 00:32

So how fast does it go?

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 00:36

Ugly looking car.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 00:36

So how fast does it go?


^ Depends on how many police cars are chasing you. :p

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 00:42

The front lacks aerodynamics...

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 00:42

So how fast does it go?


I know, right? Claims to be world's fastest car... doesn't state top speed.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 00:45

I know, right? Claims to be world's fastest car... doesn't state top speed.

Doesn't claim to be the fastest car, only the fastest Rolls Royce.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 00:48

Doesn't claim to be the fastest car, only the fastest Rolls Royce.


Thank you. Reading comprehension fail on my part.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 00:53

Damn, I was half expecting it to look like the ppg pace car from the movie

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 00:54

I know, right? Claims to be world's fastest Rolls-Royce car... doesn't state top speed.


Power - 624bhp (slightly more than adequate)
Torque - 590lb ft
0-60mph - 4.4 seconds
Top speed - 150mph (limited) ... but who would want to ... ?

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 00:56

Good lord, I can only imagine the blind spot on that thing.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:00

Power - 624bhp (slightly more than adequate)
Torque - 590lb ft
0-60mph - 4.4 seconds
Top speed - 150mph (limited) ... but who would want to ... ?


Many people [10-20]. Rolls Royale doesn't sell more than 100 Cars in a year. It's for brand and image. Not for sporting. Why it's so special. Read Wiki

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:12

^ I was refering to the top speed.

I've driven 100 mph on a dare, but never intend to again.

I do like the 2014 RR to some extent, tho I'd prefer a 2-tone dark blue over that gray.

http://carlug.com/ro...aith-powerfull/

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:17

Hmm not bad for a Rolls Royce - although its a car meant to be driven in, rather than the owner doing the driving, so meh. I like how it slants back, but the front is typical Rolls Royce - the front doesn't fit in with the coupe slants in the back.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:24

^ I was refering to the top speed.

I've driven 100 mph on a dare, but never intend to again.

I do like the 2014 RR to some extent, tho I'd prefer a 2-tone dark blue over that gray.

http://carlug.com/ro...aith-powerfull/

You need to be in the right car at 100. Most cars seem to float before 100 and steering becomes imprecise. In the right car 100 doesn't seem more than 60. My 35sr has a noticeable float at 95 and becomes difficult to maintain your line. My 95 gt after a bit of suspension work did not have a noticable float even at top speed (about 140), my brothers 135 dinan s2 also has no noticeable float at 135, fastest I went in it while driving.