Rolls-Royce Wraith Debuts In Indonesia – Nov 11, 2013– Jakarta, Indonesia (Techreleased) – Rolls-Royce Wraith today saw its Indonesia debut as it was revealed to a private audience in Jakarta.
Hosted by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Jakarta, today’s private preview was held at a luxury hotel in the city centre. Enderi Andreanto, General Manager, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Jakarta, said: “We’re excited to bring Wraith to our customers in Jakarta, where we have seen strong appreciation for the brand and strong interest in this powerful, stylish and dramatic new offering from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.”
Dan Balmer, General Manager, Asia Pacific, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said: “As the most powerful Rolls-Royce in history, Wraith promises a sense of adventure and speed to its owner. As with any Rolls-Royce motor car, quality craftsmanship and unique bespoke luxury is available when you commission Wraith. Excitingly, Wraith is the first Rolls-Royce model to be launched with the Bespoke programme immediately available. We foresee this being of particular interest to our Indonesian customers as they rank as one of the highest in the world in terms of specifying bespoke content. Bespoke sales have increased in volume since last year.”
Wraith is the boldest, most dramatic and powerful Rolls-Royce that has played host to the famous Spirit of Ecstasy figurine. Featuring a contemporary two-door design, Wraith’s striking fastback body exudes power, style and drama.
Finished in Darkest Tungsten lower and Jubilee Silver upper paint, this two-tone presentation complements Wraith’s sweeping fastback design that gives the car its unique character. Bold lines, tension in the panels and a raked rear screen evoke the image of a world-class athlete poised in the starting blocks. Further expression of dynamic intent can also be seen in Wraith’s deeply recessed grille and wide rear track.
Coach doors open to reveal a sumptuous interior complete with the softest Phantom-grade leathers in Tan and Dark Spice, and expanses of wood called ‘Canadel Panelling’. Named after the famous cove in the South of France where Sir Henry Royce and his design and engineering teams spent their winters, this contemporary and tactile finish sweeps through the interior, cosseting four occupants in a space bathed in light and warmth. This stunning new open grain wood treatment is a testament to the skills of Rolls-Royce craftspeople at Goodwood.
A wide rear track, shorter wheelbase and lower roof height further contribute to the most involved driving experience of any Rolls-Royce in history. The car sits on a set of 21-inch five-spoke tyres which feature self-righting RR monogram centres matched to the body colour of the car. Wraith’s air suspension has also been tuned to minimise body roll and discreetly amplify feedback when cornering; while steering weight is heavier at high speeds and lighter at low speeds adding to the spirited drive.
However, Wraith is no GT bruiser. Agility improvements have been achieved with absolutely no compromise to the sensation of riding on a bed of air. A more polished, effortless driving experience and even better response brings a new, more dynamic dimension to the famous Rolls-Royce trait, waftability.
For over a century a Rolls-Royce motor car has featured technologies designed to support occupants discreetly, delivering a peerless driving experience epitomised by the term ‘effortlessness’. In every Rolls-Royce these technologies assist the driver when called upon, but are prepared to return without fuss to the background when no longer required.
Advances in mechanical and electrical technology deliver systems like head-up display, adaptive headlights and Wraith’s keyless opening boot. A camera system will come as standard in all Wraiths delivered to Indonesia. Improvements in connectivity have also taken the human-machine interface to a new level of sophistication, a suite of aids that could be likened to a contemporary on-board valet.
Voice activation commands, for example, come with a one-touch call button located on the steering wheel. A destination no longer requires manual input from a navigation menu and route assistance begins immediately, on-screen and via audio guidance following a voice command.
The Spirit of Ecstasy rotary controller allows navigation through on-screen functions using a touch pad. Letters can also be ‘drawn’ onto the pad by hand rather than by scrolling through a series of available characters on-screen.
Origins of the word
Derived from Scots dialect, Wraith follows traditional Rolls-Royce nomenclature in drawing ethereal inspiration. However, it also hints at a profound sense of darkness, a name that alludes to something more menacing; a nimbler, caliginous foil to Ghost and Phantom’s stately presence.
Though the word ‘wraith’ can be broadly defined, it describes an almost imperceptible force, an otherworldly entity that imposes its presence before swiftly returning to the dark.