28 Dec 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith: A Luxury Coupe with Twin-turbocharged V12 Engine
The UAE’s 46th National Day was recently celebrated with renowned zest and zeal. The day was marked by the unveiling of the 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith ‘Spirit of the Union’ Edition, which has been custom made to celebrate the special occasion.
Rolls-Royce has had a longstanding tradition of producing luxurious and powerful cars that are exclusive packages of dynamic comfort and supercar strength. The Wraith is no exception, and has redefined comfort and luxury due to its special status.
Only two units of the 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith Spirit of the Union Edition have been created as of yet, and this is evidence of the elite status enjoyed by the vehicle. The 2 door coupe also contains the most powerful Rolls-Royce Engine that has ever been produced.
The coupe’s design and powertrain have evolved from previous Wraith models, however there are certain advancements in terms of consumption and technology that need to be considered in more detail.
Here, we take a look at the features and options aboard the 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith in general.
Design Dynamics of 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith
The design profile of the 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith is just as unique and special as that of the car’s formulation. The design has been custom crafted in order to complement the spirit of UAE’s National Day, with certain definitions that honor the country’s history.
Both the internal and external profiles of the car are special in every sense.
The exterior of the car has been created in line with the legendary design identity of the Rolls-Royce Motor Company. The company boasts about the 450hours that are needed to hand craft a Wraith from scratch, and the effort that goes into neatly crafting and defining its corners and lines. The two models of the Spirit of the Union edition come in Arctic White Hue and Radiant Black Copper colors.
The front fascia of the coupe is neatly defined in the traditional Rolls-Royce design identity, and has the iconic vertical lined front steel chrome grille along with the patented Rolls-Royce headlights. The grille bears the Rolls-Royce ‘RR’ badge on top, and is completely customized to provide a luxurious exterior look to the car. The imposing look of the front is further defined by the low hanging front bumper, which has two individual air intakes on each side as well.
The headlights are equipped with a daytime running function, auto beam intensity adjustment feature and an auto on/off function as well. The hood/bonnet of the car has v-shaped contours that extends downward to the grille and front bumper. The car’s identity is given a dynamic renewal because of the exquisite details of the front end. The highlighting feature of the front fascia is the iconic ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ ornament at the top of the bonnet, which can be retracted once the engine is turned off.
The sides are elegantly lined with well-defined creases that separate the lower and upper parts of the body, and the roofline of the 2018 Wraith is also distinct from all other car models. Distinct coach lines in red, green and black run along the sides of the car, and the 21-inch 7-spoke polished alloy wheels are the highlight of the sides. The coach lines on the black colored model contain white color as per the UAE national flag. Personalized engraved treadplates also define this edition.
The rear end of the coupe is highlighted by the downward extending trunk space that connects to the rear bumper. The triangular LED Taillights provide a luxurious touch to the rear, and the low hanging roof curtain pays homage to the aerodynamic design philosophy of the car. Quadrangular chrome exhaust tail pipes provide finishing touches to the rear end.
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The interior design profile of the car is highlighted by extravagant use of fine fabrics and wooden finishes that add to the already prominent design of the interior. The exotic materials that have been used inside the car emphasize the company’s commitment of leading the luxury supercar category and redefining all standards.
The cabin is roomy in terms of both leg and head room, and is quite driver centric. The coupe succeeds in providing a luxurious driving environment to the driver. The roof is filled with many tiny LED bulbs because of a feature known as ‘Starlight Headliner’, which illuminates the interior whilst presenting the image of a starry night sky. The exotic ambiance created by the roof adds to the prestige of the cabin.
The cabin has been furnished with fine wooden accents including the creation of door panels with the help of Santos Palisander Bolivian wood and 2 other types available as well. The mahogany wooden furnishing inside the cabin doesn’t stop there, as the dashboard, central console and side panels are all equipped with wooden inserts.
The leather seats are quad-tone and can be adjusted in many ways and are equipped with standard massage, heating and ventilation systems. The glass and chrome accents in the dashboard and central panel enhance the luxurious aura of the cabin. Additionally, custom made UAE flag motifs adorn the central panel of the car as well.
The car doesn’t disappoint in terms of technological features either, as many technologically advanced and superior systems have been installed for the pleasure of the occupants. A custom made Bespoke Audio System that consists of 18-speakers and a fine-tuned acoustic profile combines with a 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display system to maximize the viewing and listening pleasure of the occupants.
Performance of 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith
The 2018 Wraith has one of the most powerful engines ever crafted by the company. The hood contains a twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V12 engine that is capable of generating an astonishing 624 horsepower along with approximately 605 lb-ft of torque.
The V12 engine can climb from 0 – 60mph in just 4.3 seconds. The engine’s sound is very nimble, and can easily satisfy the needs of sports car enthusiasts. It also allows the coupe to acquire a top speed of 155mph and subsequently shame sports cars on the roads quite often.
An 8-speed automatic transmission is paired with the engine to maximize its efficiency and improve gear shifting times. The smooth shifting of the car is seamless and creates little difficulty for the driver to improvise his driving. Additionally, GPS and satellite aides allow better shifting as per road conditions.
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The 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith comes packed with revolutionary safety enhancements that ensure occupant security. The following is a list of the safety features aboard the luxury supercar.
- Electronic Stability Control
- Roll Stability Control
- ABS And Driveline Traction Control
- Side Impact Beams
- Rolls-Royce Assist Emergency S.O.S
- Night Vision Assist
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Front and Rear Parking Sensors
- Low Tire Pressure Warning
- 12 Airbags
- Airbag Occupancy Sensor
- 4 sided Cameras
- Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
- Satellite and GPS Aided Transmission
Price and Availability of the 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith in the UAE
The 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith is available in the UAE for enthusiasts to purchase. The base price of the car starts from AED 1,300,000 and increase up to AED 2,100,000 owing to specific technological and veneer enhancements.
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