Rolls Royce is launching the Wraith across the globe in a phased manner. The last stop was in Australia at the Sydney Harbourfront. We are not sure which is the next stop, but for certain India launch is near as the super-luxury car has already arrived in India. India launch of Wraith for 2013 Q3 was announced even before it was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Expected to be launched just ahead of the upcoming Diwali and Dusshera festivals in October/November, Wraith was spotted plying on Indian roads by a Facebook supercar fan page by the name Supercars in Delhi.
The two door Rolls Royce Wraith is powered by a 6.6 twin turbo V12 engine offering 624 bhp power and 800 Nm torque. The engine is mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission. The car can sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in 4.6 seconds while the gearbox works in conjunction with GPS, predicts gear changes and takes into account traffic and road conditions to manage the vehicle accordingly. Price of Wraith for India should commence from about INR 4.5 crores, considering that Rolls Royce will have to take into consideration 100% import duty.
At the recent launch of Wraith in Australia, Paul Harris, Regional Director, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars – Asia Pacific, said: “The most powerful Rolls-Royce motor car in history has been eagerly awaited by our Australian customers. We foresee it being a sought-after addition to the Rolls-Royce family in Australia, a market which has embraced two-door Rolls-Royce cars. Wraith stretches the boundaries for Rolls-Royce and will help steer our future.”
Dan Balmer, General Manager, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars – Asia Pacific, added: “Wraith is not only an exceptional car, but also the first product launched for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars where the Bespoke programme will be immediately available. In a market like Australia, we see this being particularly attractive due to a strong demand for highly personalised motor cars. For example, Sydney has the highest uptake of Bespoke for our Ghost family cars in the region.”