Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Arrow marks end of V12 coupe era

Rolls-Royce is providing luxurious vehicle supporters a single final taste of the velvet hammer.

In marking the conclude of the line for the Wraith coupe and its sumptuous V-12 engine, Rolls Royce introduced an really confined model: the Black Badge Wraith Black Arrow edition. In maintaining with it getting the final V-12 coupe, Rolls-Royce is only creating 12 of the cars.

“As the last illustrations of this landmark motor car get all set to depart Goodwood, we commemorate Wraith’s standing as the last series V12 coupé we will at any time make,” Rolls-Royce Motor Autos CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös explained in a assertion. “This impressive final V12 coupé Assortment captures the two the significance and spirit of Wraith as a result of the marque’s hallmark and peerless Bespoke abilities.”

The Wraith debuted back in 2013 and was a huge strike for Rolls-Royce supporters on the lookout for a modern day interpretation of a Rolls-Royce coupe. The British automaker claims it brought in a new, young generation of potential buyers for the brand – with the coupe featured in preferred videos and audio.

In keep with Rolls’ bespoke abilities as Müller-Ötvös mentioned, the Black Arrow edition will use unique open-pore Black Wood veneer for its interior panels, like a rear “waterfall” panel that separates the rear seats.

The seats, door specifics, and reduced dashboard panel will be lined with unique new “club leather” supplies, that element improved coloration distinction and more natural leather-based markings. Rolls says this is to give drivers a far more “club-armchair variety of driving seat.”

Of system the most crucial feature of this exclusive edition is its V-12 motor. In this article the 12-cylinder that is so clean one particular can scarcely hear it displaces 6.6 liters and outputs 624 horsepower and 605 lb-ft of torque. Yahoo Finance reviewed the typical Dawn Black Badge (the Wraith’s convertible sibling) and it was a sleek, powerful, and somewhat one of a kind driving knowledge.

Now this sum of luxury and exclusivity does not occur inexpensive. Even though pricing was not produced for this distinctive version Black Arrow, the regular Wraith coupe commences close to $350,000.

Last but not least and most essential, as the Wraith heads off into the sunset with this final distinctive edition, it will be changed by the deal with of Rolls-Royce’s potential — the Spectre EV few. The Spectre EV will start deliveries afterwards this yr, as the brand is poised to go totally electric powered by 2030.


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