- The Wraith Coupe comes sportier than the Ghost sedan upon which it’s based, the 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith issues astonishing verve, presence and incomparable luxury in a hallmarking grand touring package.
Very swift acceleration; better handling prowess than any past Rolls Edition; lush and very calm cabin; the renowned Rolls Royce badge.
Relatively Small trunk space compared to its size.
New features 2016
Rolls-Royce 2016 Wraith arrives with front massaging seats plus an adaptive headlights to its line of standard features. The option rich Wraith U.S. package now adds polished steel tread plates and a choice of five and seven spoke polished wheels. Additional personalization features are available for the category, and new sets of color combo are on hand for seat stitching and piping.
While the Rolls-Royce” name plate” is classically associated with ultra luxury sedans that are expressly knitted to the chauffeured owner’s exact condition, the Rolls producers have a long history of creating driver centric two door coupes as well. In fact, Rolls Royce presently has two of them in it’s the category: the Phantom Coupe and the Wraith. The Phantom Coupe is unmistakably posh. Away from the ultimate driver focused Rolls, the Wraith should be your Preference.
The Wraith is however more powerful than the Phantom Coupe and this is because of its turbocharged V12 that generates 624 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, concealing the Phantom’s naturally aspirated V12 with 453 hp and 531 lb-ft. Rolls Manufacturers claimed a sprint from 0-60-mph time of 5.6 seconds pales when compared to the Wraith’s time of 4.7 seconds realized on a test track. The Wraith also comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission that, unlike that in the Phantom, uses GPS data to take into account upcoming road conditions and select and adjust the optimal gear.
Although the Wraith prioritizes driving experience, it is still a Rolls-Royce, meaning that all passengers will enjoy occupying one of the most finely detailed cabins in existent in automobiles. Most surfaces are covered in natural-grain leather and eye-catching wood veneers, and you’ll kick your shoes off in record time to full enjoy the ultra-comfy lambs wool floor mats. And because the Wraith is optimized for those in the front, they alone get to enjoy exclusive features like heated and ventilated massaging seats and are solely responsible for controlling the magnificent 18-speaker sound system.
If you are considerations are for buying a Wraith, there are a few competitors that might also be of interest. If the higher price tag and less sporting nature doesn’t change your mind. The Phantom Coupe may come in as a choice. besides, if you prefer having the quickest grand tourer on Rodeo Drive, you might check for the Bentley Continental GT. lastly, the 2016 Mercedes Benz S Class Coupe doesn’t offer the prestige or road presence of either the Bentley or Rolls, but puts a priority on available technology features and is far less expensive. All are great preferences, of course, however, we think Rolls-Royce’s Wraith ushers the best combination of prestige and performance from an ultra-luxury two door coupe.
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Other Options
Standard features spotlight for the 2016 Rolls Royce Wraith are inclusive of a 20-inch wheels, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive xenon headlights, a self-adjusting air suspension, keyless ignition and entry, power closing rear hinged doors, hands free trunk opening and closing system, auto-dimming mirrors, automatic wipers, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control with superb upcoming curve detection, leather upholstery and trim, wood accents, eight-way heated front seats; with four-way power lumbar, front seat massage functions and driver memory feature.
Also available on standard editions are a surround-view camera system, four-zone automatic climate control system, Bluetooth connectivity, a 10.3-inch center display screen, a navigation system, voice controls, concierge services and an 18-speaker sound system with a CD/DVD player, satellite and HD radio, digital music storage, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB port.
Three equipment groups(optional) include the Driver’s Assistance Systems One and Three, and an all-encompassing Wraith U.S. package. Driver’s Assistance Systems One is a lane-departure warning system, automatic high-beam control and a head up display screen with the vehicle speed and navigation instructions. To this, the Driver’s Assistance Systems Three has an infrared night-vision display and adaptive cruise control. The U.S. Wraith package has the Driver’s Assistance Systems Three a 21-inch wheels, Bespoke Audio;a 1,300-watt 18-channel amplifier, 18 speakers and digital sound processing, lambswool floor mats, polished steel tread plates, a Rolls-Royce “RR” logo embroidered on each headrest and either a fixed-glass roof or the Starlight headliner.
Many items within the Wraith’s category packages are available as stand-alone options. Other individual features are ventilated front seats, a leather trunk floor and a plethora of interior personalization options for trim, door sills, stitching, surface materials and inlays. Exterior feature spotlights include two-tone paint schemes either with or without a third, separating color, paint-matched center caps for the wheels and a gold-plated Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament that may be bottom lit or illuminated from within if a polycarbonate statuette is selected.
Powertrains and Performance Rating
The rear-wheel-drive Rolls-Royce Wraith is powered by a turbocharged 6.6-liter V12 engine that gives 624 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. It is given an eight-speed automatic transmission.
In a test, the Wraith sprinted to 60 mph from a standstill in just 4.7 seconds, an extraordinary time for a vehicle that large and heavy.
EPA-estimated fuel economy is kept at 15mpg combined 13 city/21 highway, and 16.4 mpg was averaged on a 116-mile highway biased evaluation race.
The 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith lands with top, side and rearview cameras, stability and traction control, antilock brakes, active front head restraints, front-seat knee and side airbags and full length side curtain airbags. The Wraith in a certain test proved it has enough braking stregnth to stop a locomotive, stopping from 60 mph in just 109 feet.
The Driver’s Assistance Systems One package has lane departure warning, automatic high beams and a head up display. The Driver’s Assistance Systems Three package continues to offer a night vision camera; with pedestrian and animal detection and color coded warning and an adaptive cruise control; with stop and go capability.
Interior Design and Special Features
The 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith is one of the most exquisitely designed vehicles ever designed. Rolls claim the Wraith has the largest contiguous portions of wood available in any automobile, and it’s quite believable. The company says its designers drew inspiration from luxury yachts to producing the stunning wood paneling that beautifies each door and runs throughout the interior.
From the buttery soft leather seating surfaces, a stuff that feels like ankle deep carpet and switchgear so substantial, the Wraith passes any expectation of lavishness and how “the very best” is supposed to look and feel. Nobody will be let down by the execution of the Wraith’s interior, especially when outfitted with the lambs wool floor mats or the Star light headliner, which rebrands a starry night sky with 1,340 individual lights hand woven into the leather roof liner.
Owing to Rolls association with BMW, much of the infotainment and other navigation electronics are culled from the generally impressive and user friendly iDrive interface. But, in the Wraith, the substantial glass central controller, fittingly adorned with a Spirit of Ecstasy inlay, effectively works through a uniquely British interpretation of this now familiar system including multilevel menus and a high resolution display. Even the car’s normal reminder chime has been upgraded to the sound of a harp strum.
Despite its coupe nature, with a rakish roof line, the Wraith easily welcomes a pair of adults in its sumptuous rear seats. Luggage space is equally generous at 16.6 cubic feet, many more cubes than in the Continental GT or S-Class Coupe. Still, the trunk is relatively small considering the Wraith is as long as a Ford Expedition.
Apart from the sometimes dulled responses from the GPS aided transmission (without manual-shift capability), driving the 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith gives an onto of the world feeling. An effectively boundless quantity from the turbocharged V12 is a toe tap away. The self-adjusting suspension would have you feel that every road was paved just yesterday. At triple digits, the hushed cabin is as serene as an executive jet.
Additionally, the Wraith doesn’t float, pitch or bounce over any bumps. However if you ride too much speed into a corner, the electronic stability control will alert you’re asking a 5,000-plus-pound two-door to defy the laws of physics. But drive it like an old, American coupe and the Wraith obeys and rewards like none other. Turning the steering wheel is a little earlier and a little farther than one will in a sport coupe, allow the supple suspension to respond and then dip into the power reserve represented by an actual “Power Reserve” gauge on the dash instead of a rev counter.
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