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Rolls Royce launches the Wraith in India

Bespoke English luxury automobile brand Rolls Royce has launched the Wraith, a powerful Gran Turismo model that stands independent of the Silver Ghost and Phantom model lines. The car is priced at 4.6 Crore Rupees, ex-showroom Delhi and is imported through the completely built unit (CBU) route. Owned by the BMW group, Rolls Royce builds all its cars from a single manufacturing facility at Goodwood, England. 

The design of the Rolls Royce Wraith follows a fastback, pulled back design with the car sitting lower than the Silver Ghost line by a full 50 mm. With a wider track and shorter wheelbase, the Wraith's frame less door and B-profile omitting chassis has been designed to make the car look sporty even while standing still. The car rides on chunky 20 inch wheels with 21 inchers available as an optional extra. 

The most powerful Rolls Royce car to be ever commissioned, the Wraith features a 6.6 liter twin turbocharged petrol engine in a V12 layout. This motor, which comes with direct injection, outputs 624 Bhp of peak power and 800 Nm of peak torque. Given the emphasis on effortless performance, the 800 Nm of torque is generated from 1,500 rpm to make for seamless performance. The engine of the Wraith is mated to an 8 speed automatic gearbox.

The car hits 100 Kph from standstill in 4.6 seconds while top speed is 240 Kph. The gearbox is an interesting bit of hardware on the Wraith, given the fact that it uses Satellite Aided Technology (SAT) to sense the terrain of the road and shift gears accordingly to keep the gear changing as smooth and seamless as possible. Also, the SAT equipped ZF 8 speed automatic gearbox uses inputs from the driver to discern her or his driving style and modulate gear shifts accordingly. 

The car rides on an air suspension set up that is said to have been optimized to reduce body roll. The steering has been worked upon to deliver more feedback to the driver, in keeping with the sporty intentions of the newest Roller. On the inside, the Wraith gets luxuriously appointed interiors that are de rigueur on all Rolls Royce cars. The cabin is optimized to seat 4 adults in a 2+2 layout. A host of safety technologies that include night vision cameras work in tandem to ensure a high degree of safety. 


 
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