Staying true to Rolls-Royce tradition, the new 2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith continues to deliver incompatible luxury, and astonishing power and presence in a hulking grand touring package. And unlike before, it is sportier than the Ghost sedan upon which it’s based. Other strengths include an illustrious Rolls-Royce badge, silent and lush cabin, a swift acceleration, and a better handling. The Rolls-Royce Wraith release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017.
While Rolls-Royce has a long history of building driver-centric two-door coupes as well, its nameplate has long been associated with ultra-luxury sedans that are expressly designed to be chauffeured at owner’s direct specification. In its portfolio are two driver-centric coupes: the Phantom Wraith and the Coupe.
Relative to the coupe, the Phantom Wraith is more powerful and makes about 624 hp and 590 lbs. ft. of torque thanks to its turbocharged V12 engine. The 2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe 0-60 mph is rated at just 5.6 seconds, and 4.7 seconds for the Wraith. The Wraith also features such as GPS capability that enables it pull prevailing road conditions data and select the optimal gear.
Being a Rolls-Royce means the new model comes with creature comforts, features and technologies. The cabin is detailed and comes with surfaces covered in eye-catching wood veneers and natural grain leather. The floor mats are ultra-comfy and made of lambswool. Other features include an 18-speaker sound system, ventilated massaging and heated seats.
Very few competitors are available if you’re considering to buy the Wraith. They include the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the Bentley Continental GT.
2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith Exterior Changes & Interior Review
Standard accessories available on the 2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith include an eight-way heated front seats, automatic wipers, twenty-inch wheels, a leather upholstery, automatic headlights and wipers, front and rear wipers, self-adjusting air suspension systems, wood accents, front seat massage functions, upcoming curve detection, driver memory settings, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, auto-dimming mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, a power closing hinged “coach” doors, and adaptive xenon headlights.
Others include voice controls, a 10.3” center display screen, an automatic four-zone climate control, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a surround-view camera system, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD/DVD player, a navigation system, dual USB port, eighteen-speaker sound system, and satellite and HD radio.
The Driver Assistance package bundles adaptive cruise control, a navigation system, automatic high-beam control, a lane-departure warning and mitigation system, a heads-up display, infrared night-vision display, 21” wheels, lambswool floor mats, a Rolls-Royce “RR” logo embroidered headrests, a fixed glass roof, polished steel tread plates, and Bespoke Audio.
Standalone options include door sills, ventilated front seats, interior customization options, a gold-plated Spirit hood ornament, a polycarbonated figurine, two-tone paint schemes, a leather trunk floor, custom wood veneers, and paint-matched center caps for the wheels.
Interior wise, the new 2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith comes with lots of premium surfaces ranging from buttery-soft leather seating to lambswool floor carpeting. And because of Rolls-Royce links with BMW, much of the navigation and infotainment electronics are user-friendly and generally impressive. Both the Phantom coupe and Wraith come with a high-resolution display and multi-level menus that operate through a uniquely British interpretation system.
The only notable drawback to owing the 2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith seems to be its modest cargo space relative to its competition.
2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
Motivation for the 2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith is offered by a 6.6L turbocharged V12 engine rated at 624 horsepower and 590 pounds-ft. of torque. The rear-wheel drive is standard, as is the eight-speed automatic transmission system.
Zipping from 0-60 mph with Wraith takes a blistering 4.7 seconds.
When we come to the fuel economy, expect the vehicle to return 13/21/15 mpg in the city/highway/combined, at least according to Rolls-Royce.
Some of the safety technologies include side curtain airbags, side- and rearview cameras, front-seat side and knee airbags, stability and traction control, a night vision camera, adaptive cruise control, animal detection , a heads-up display, automatic high beams control, and lane departure warning.
2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith Release Date & Price
Rumors in industry circles allege the vehicle will probably be offered for sale sometime in the second half of 2017. As for the 2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith price, expect it to start from $304,350.