Rolls-Royce Wraith Debuts in Russia – Jun 03, 2013– Moscow, Russia (Techreleased) – The highly anticipated Rolls-Royce Wraith has made its public debut in Moscow at the prestigious residence of the British Ambassador, overlooking the Moskwa River to the Kremlin.
Wraith is the boldest, most dramatic and powerful Rolls-Royce in history. Featuring a contemporary two-door design, Wraith’s striking fastback body epitomises power, style and drama and was inspired by the great Grand Tourers of the Thirties.
Speaking at the event Barbara Habberjam, Minister Counsellor of the British Embassy, said: “The iconic Spirit of Ecstasy embodies like no other figurine the Best of British and we are delighted to welcome the latest Rolls-Royce to the home of the British Ambassador in Russia.”
James Crichton, Regional Director Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Europe, commented: “We are extremely proud to present Wraith in Moscow. Inspired by grand automotive designs from the 1930s, Wraith is a step forward for Rolls-Royce. It is the perfect choice for Russian connoisseurs seeking our famous effortless driving experience in a car with a powerful new character.”
With striking fastback design, performance delivers on the promise of its bold exterior styling. 624 bhp is derived for a twin-turbo V12, delivering a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds. However, Wraith is every inch a refined and luxurious Rolls-Royce, with every possible comfort that one would expect from the pinnacle marque.
Hallmark Rolls-Royce effortlessness is augmented with a suite of specially developed technologies. Satellite Aided Transmission, for example, processes GPS data to predict the driver’s next move, automatically selecting the correct gear for the road ahead. A one-touch call button akin to an on-board valet, allows navigation, telephone and multimedia to be controlled via voice commands.
The finest materials constitute an interior that cossets occupants. Canadel Panelling, named after Henry Royce’s winter home at the Cote d`Azur, a tactile, open grain wood sweeps round the lower hull of Wraith’s interior, whilst Starlight Headliner completes the glamour, bathing the cabin in a warm glow via thousands of tiny fibre-optic lamps hand-woven into the roof-lining.
Following traditional nomenclature ‘Wraith’ holds ethereal connotations. It depicts a force that when present, makes the world stand still. Its origins lie in Scots dialect and hints at the sense of noire that embodies the car.
In parallel to its public debut, Wraith is presented in the Rolls-Royce showrooms in Moscow. First customers will receive their Wraith models in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Following a significant growth in Rolls-Royce sales over the last two years, Russia has taken an increasing share in the Rolls-Royce global success story. Two dealerships represent the manufacturer of super-luxury products in Moscow, the city which hosts most billionaire residents globally.