Rolls-Royce, a brand that is well known for quaint and high luxury, arrived in the Philippines last year 2013. A British marque that is owned by BMW, they developed a sport coupe that is set to rival the Bentley Continental GT, called the Wraith. Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolls-Royce Wraith has officially been launched in the Philippine market.
The unit that was displayed at the 2014 MIAS is the same unit that was reported by Top Gear Philippines in December, 2013 that was already purchased at a price of no less than P38 Million. This very Wraith was configured according to British Bespoke Automobile’s tastes. BBA is Rolls-Royce’s official distributor in the Philippines.
Typical Rolls-Royce features include the rear-hinged coach doors, starlight headliner, which mimics the night sky, through the strategic placement of 1,340 fiber optic lights, and 21 inch wheels with Rolls-Royce’s typical stationary center caps. There are many optional features to choose from, including the Canadel Panelling around the cabin (which alone reportedly costs P2 Million already), 360 degree view camera, and other luxury features that the customer wishes. Rolls-Royce, being a bespoke brand, means a customer can specify their Rolls-Royce to have literally any kind of feature or design element that meets their demanding tastes.
The Wraith is powered by a 6.6 liter V12 twin turbo engine, producing 624 hp and 800 Nm of torque, propelling this heavy grand tourer from 0-100 km/h in an effortless 4.6 seconds. Despite being a sporty coupe, Rolls-Royce has developed the Wraith to handle like a sports car, while having a ride that is similar to riding on a bed of air. It is mated to a ZF 8-Speed Automatic Transmission, which is equipped with what Rolls-Royce calls a “Satellite Aided Transmission” (SAT). Through GPS, the transmission can anticipate what the driver wants, selecting the appropriate gear according to their driving style and what is ahead of them.