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Rolls Royce Wraith
When Rolls Royce release a new car – it is always news. But when it is called the Wraith you have to sit up and take notice. The car loathed by rich folk who speak with a soft ‘r’ is the most punchy Roller ever produced, and it contains a ridiculous amount of hard, German tech and sleek, sculptured steel. Those rakish lines evoke something of a 1930’s style broodiness that reminds us of the aesthetic of Superhero comic The Watchmen. We’ve rarely lusted after a rolls – but with this design we reckon the brand edges into a new-era maturity perfectly.
It certainly would be a retro-futurist experience to bury the throttle and waft away in this thing. With a twin turbo V12 powering this huge bulk of steel on the pullaway in 4.4 seconds, a time and a place where the future meant power, speed and achievement – and budget be damned. What is truly futuristic is the nav-based driver aides that predict forthcoming driving conditions and adjusts setting accordingly. Check out the video below to see just how sophisticated this Rolls Royce really is.
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