Rolls Royce Wraith - car review

In March 2013, the debut of the most powerful model from Rolls-Royce - Wraith - took place at the Geneva Motor Show. What is translated from English means spirit or ghost. The designers presented the models with an elegant two-door fastback body with doors opening against the run and a nice two-tone color. At the heart of the car is a platform from the sedan Ghost.

Wraith length is 5269 mm, width - 1947 mm, height - 1507 mm, wheelbase - 3112 mm. The coupe weighs 2360 kilograms. Compared to the Ghost sedan, the coupe is 130 mm shorter, 40 mm narrower and 43 mm lower. The wheelbase is shorter by 183 mm (3112 mm), the rear track is wider by 24 mm and also lower than the center of gravity.

In the process of adapting the platform for a new model, Rolls-Royce engineers reconfigured the suspension to reduce body roll, and made more precise feedback on the steering wheel. By the way, the suspension (front - double A-arms, rear - multi-lever) works in conjunction with an intelligent four-point pneumatic system and an electronic system of dynamic control of the characteristics of shock absorbers, changing their rigidity with a frequency of 2.5 milliseconds. The body is assembled from steel sections to which steel panels are manually processed.

This makes it possible to obtain seamless joints, which are then manually ground to achieve perfect smoothness. A total of 6364 spot welding operations are performed on the body. The exterior design of the British classics is immediately recognizable, in particular, the lines of the front are familiar to the ghost car, the profile and the rear look more sporty, but without losing the sign degree for the brand. The two-tone body color visually highlights the massive arches and hood, on which the symbol of the “Spirit of Delight” is always located - the legendary statuette of the goddess Nika.

On the axes in the standard placed 20-inch aluminum wheels, and optionally - 21-inch. When shortened coupe body in the car housed four full individual seats. The exclusive interior, designed under the guidance of Alan Sheppard, can be compared with the design of the interior space of luxury yachts. In the interior decoration Wraith demonstrates luxury and sophistication, a mixture of tradition and innovation. The thinnest leather and wooden panels of Canadel with an interesting texture are combined here with a projection display on the windshield, voice-guided navigation and multimedia, adaptive headlights, a trunk-opening system without a key.

By the way, the volume of the trunk is 470 liters. To control a multimedia system with a 20.5 GB hard disk, use the Spirit of Ecstasy Rotary Controller rotary controller with a touch-sensitive surface, the perception of gestures used in smartphones, and handwriting recognition. The audio system has a capacity of 1300 watts and has 18 speakers. To top it off, 1340 fiber optic light sources on the ceiling mimic the starry sky. For the first time, this decoration is available on any Rolls-Royce outside the Phantom family.

The V12 petrol engine has a volume of 6.6 liters and is equipped with two turbines. Power 624 hp there is enough to accelerate a car to 100 kilometers per hour in just 4.6 seconds. Such power is supported by a solid burden. The maximum torque is 800 N • m, available already from 1500 rpm.

The maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h. Passport fuel consumption Wraith: 21.2; 9.8; 14.0 l / 100 km (urban, highway, combined). On the coupe debuts a new system, Satellite Aided Transmission. It uses satellite navigation data to predict which terrain and which type of track will appear in front of the car, and selects the optimal gear in advance in the eight-speed ZF automatic machine. Thus, roundabouts, interchanges on motorways and ramps - the car prepares for everything in advance, taking into account the current driving style of the “pilot”.

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