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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.

[url="http://money.cnn.com/2013/03/08/autos/rolls-royce-wraith/index.html?hpt=hp_t2"]more & video[/url]

[url="http://carlug.com/rolls-royce/2014-rolls-royce-wraith-powerfull/"]more pics[/url]

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So how fast does it go?

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Ugly looking car.

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[quote name='Enron' timestamp='1362875572' post='595568682']
So how fast does it go?
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^ Depends on how many police cars are chasing you. :p
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The front lacks aerodynamics...

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[quote name='Enron' timestamp='1362875572' post='595568682']
So how fast does it go?
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I know, right? Claims to be world's fastest car... doesn't state top speed.

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[quote name='rfirth' timestamp='1362876159' post='595568698']
I know, right? Claims to be world's fastest car... doesn't state top speed.
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Doesn't claim to be the fastest car, only the fastest Rolls Royce.
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[quote name='metallithrax' timestamp='1362876318' post='595568700']
Doesn't claim to be the fastest car, only the fastest Rolls Royce.
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Thank you. Reading comprehension fail on my part.

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

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[quote name='rfirth' timestamp='1362876159' post='595568698']
I know, right? Claims to be world's fastest Rolls-Royce car... doesn't state top speed.
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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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Good lord, I can only imagine the blind spot on that thing.

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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1362876869' post='595568714']
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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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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^ 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/rolls-royce/2014-rolls-royce-wraith-powerfull/

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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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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1362877932' post='595568734']
^ 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/rolls-royce/2014-rolls-royce-wraith-powerfull/
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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.

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There's only one problem... this is a Rolls-Royce, and it only has two doors. Does that mean I have to sit up front with my driver?

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^ Not all Rolls-Royce cars are limos -- that's a misconception.

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[quote name='Blaze_Zewi' timestamp='1362876128' post='595568694']
The front lacks aerodynamics...
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Rolls don't do aerodynamics. They do "GET OUT OF MY WAY, STUPID AIR!" :p
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[quote name='FloatingFatMan' timestamp='1363114177' post='595573166']
Rolls don't do aerodynamics. They do "GET OUT OF MY WAY, STUPID AIR!" :p
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Correction, they do "GET OUT OF MY WAY, LESSER STUPID AIR!" :p
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[quote name='Blaze_Zewi' timestamp='1362876128' post='595568694']
The front lacks aerodynamics...
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It's not a supercar, you will not buy an Rolls Royce for sportness. Think that you will stay to the right of your driver and smoke cigar.. And I don't want to say that it is a slow car, it has over 500hp with new engine from BMW :)

also more pics and info here with the [url="http://www.ultimatecarblog.com/new-york-presents-the-rolls-royce-wraith/"]wraith[/url]

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Good lord, that thing is a tank. I bet you can see the fuel hand drop as you step on the gas.

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I like the name not how it looks.

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[quote name='sc302' timestamp='1362882252' post='595568816']
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.
[/quote]Did 120 in my FRS and the float became noticable. My MazdaSpeed got up to 140 before you felt unsafe. All depends on the car and the road you are on.

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[quote]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.[/quote]

I've been in a car travelling at 130mph and while the child in me was enjoying the ride, the more mature part of me wanted out. Ridiculous speed considering we're in the UK and on the Motorway with a 70mph limit.

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[quote name='sc302' timestamp='1362882252' post='595568816']

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.
[/quote]In my CLS 63, I have yet to hit that speed. The fastest I've done is 130 at the track, and the car was rock solid. It wanted to go more, but I ran out of straight. I wish I had a wide open straight so I could actually hit the so claimed 186 mph top speed (it's actually higher, but Mercedes likes even numbers - 186 mph is 300 kmh). Also my tires are rated for up to 186 mph, so another factor.

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