Rolls-Royce are showing off the new Rolls-Royce Wraith to the Chinese market at the Shanghai Auto Show 2013. The Rolls-Royce Wraith was officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2013. The release revives a name that the British company has not used since 1939. Back then, the car was sold as a chassis to be bodied externally. Today, customers will be able to order the complete car.
The Rolls-Royce Wraith is built using traditional methods. Instead of a modern aluminium body, the Wraith uses a steel monocoque body. The advantages are simple. First, it means that the body panels and the chassis are one and the same. It gets a double front bulkhead the insulate from engine and road noise. In total, 6,364 individual spot-welds are applied to Wraith with 900m laser welded seams.
The Rolls-Royce Wraith develops 624bhp and 800Nm of torque from a 6.6 litre twin-turbo V12 with direct petrol injection. This makes it the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever! This means the Wraith will hit 62mph in just 4.6 seconds and go on to an electronically governed top speed of 155mph. The power is routed through an eight speed, automatic ZF transmission to the rear wheels.