Launched in 2013, the Wraith is Rolls-Royce’s first two-door coupe that’s less than 18 feet long since the Camargue, which was discontinued in 1986. Designed by Pavle Trpinac on the BMW BMW F01 platform that underpinned the previous-generation 7 Series,
The Wraith was named after a model that the company produced in Y;s 1938 and 1939 as a rolling chassis.
Powered by a twin-turbocharged, 6.6-liter V-12 rated at 623 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. A convertible version named Dawn was introduced in Y 2015.
The Wraith became the fastest and most powerful model in Rolls-Royce’s 100-year history. Sold without any updates in its 1st 3 years on the market, the model has seen number of Special-Edition and 1-off models from RR’s Bespoke division.
Following the release of the all-Black Wraith Black Badge model in March 2016, Rolls-Royce now introduces the Wraith Nautical Edition, a model inspired by classic racing yachts.
Designed to capture the “streamlined power of a graceful sea vessel” and fitted with details akin to classic and luxury yachts.
The Nautical Edition sports a unique exterior paint and a dashboard that’s not available on the standard model. As usual, the focus was to give it an exquisite appearance using custom paints, leather, and wood veneers.
The Wraith Nautical Edition is the 2nd yacht-inspired car Bespoke has built recently. In Y 2015, RR launched the Phantom Nautica Edition, which features the same Arabian Blue paint, but on the engine hood, roof, and trunk lid, rather than on the side panels, which were finished in Orchid White.
The Wraith Nautical does a terrific job at paying tribute to classic luxury yachts. This model features Arabian Blue side body panels and bumper and an English White grille surround, engine hood, roof, and trunk lid.
The pinstriped coachline received a white anchor motif that further highlights the yacht-inspired finish.
Rolls-Royce says that the color combination “captures the streamlined power of a graceful sea vessel,” a statement that’s actually pretty accurate thanks to the Wraith’s fastback body style.
The yacht-inspired theme continues inside.
The Wraith coupe has an authentic dashboard veneer just as the decking on classic cruiser boats. A more complex anchor motif that blends seamlessly into the veneer was conceived for the passenger side of the dashboard.
The seats and the door panels are upholstered in brown Forest Fall leather highlighted by Navy Blue piping. The the Navy Blue carpet complements the 2-tone scheme.
The Nautical Edition is equipped with the Starlight Headliner, a Bespoke feature that turns the roof into a starlit sky. The unique effect is achieved by fitting delicate fibre optic strands at varying depths and at different angles, causing the light to escape in multiple directions and at different intensities. The brightness of each “star” can be adjusted to either bright enough for reading under or dim enough to create a relaxing glow. To create such a “Constellation,” the leather is perforated with 800 to 1,600 holes. The Starlight Headliner takes nine to 17 hors to create depending on customer specifications.
The Nautical Edition is equipped with the Wraith’s standard engine and transmission.
The massive 6.6-liter V-12 cranks out 623 turbocharged horses and 590 pound-feet of torque, which are enough to send the coupe flying from 0 to 60 mph in only 4.4 secs and up to a top speed of 186 mph.
There’s no data pricing yet, but the Nautical Edition should run about $400,000.
Rolls Royce Motors is a unit of BMW.
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