2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith
NY: Rolls-Royce Wraith | New York Lease Specials Available
With the Wraith’s incredible popularity at launch, the first cars delivered here at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Manhattan were already spoken for by our clients. After several months, we finally have some cars in stock. That means this excited Sales Manager can finally give you an idea of what this new chapter in Rolls-Royce’s history is like to drive.
The Rolls-Royce Wraith, according to Rolls-Royce, is designed for “the curious, the confident and the bold”. The exquisite attention to detail, subtle integration of technology, and prodigious power has resulted in the most formidable Rolls-Royce in the company’s history. Its compelling beauty is unforgettable. Its fastback silhouette; timeless. But for all of its elegance, this car was made for driving.
Timing a first test drive of a car in New York City is always a challenge, especially with our proximity to Manhattan’s two west side tunnels. Saturday morning seemed the best plan of attack. After viewing the traffic report, I set off from Chelsea in our two-tone Claret Red and Silver Wraith. Behind the Pantheon grille and signature Spirit of Ecstasy icon sits a powerful 6.6 litre, twin turbo-charged V12 engine also found in the Ghost. In the Wraith, however, it has been tuned to deliver 624 bhp with 800 Nm of torque. It is the most powerful model in the company’s long history, and acceleration is effortless. It surges from 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. My destination was the financial district; an ideal place to see how the Wraith navigates the tight and narrow streets of lower-Manhattan. After quickly entering my destination into the Navigation, the turn-by turn directions were calmly read out by a soothing British accent and displayed on the heads-up display windshield for easy viewing. Though it was daunting at first, the Wraith feels small and manageable on the road and found its way through the labyrinth without a problem. I can’t take all of the credit, however, because the NY Rolls-Royce navigation system is one of the best in the business.
I made my way through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, and to the cobble-stoned streets of Brooklyn Heights. The electronically controlled air suspension expertly managed all the power and delivers the trademark ‘magic carpet ride’. The ride is soft and cosseting, but never vague or disconnected. The steering is direct and balanced, and placing the vehicle is second nature. The Wraith includes much technological advancement, including the satellite aided transmission that predicts the road ahead and automatically chooses the right gear. It’s as if the car knows exactly where you are going before you turn the wheel.
I stopped for a coffee at Iris Cafe and took the chance to explore the beautifully appointed interior. The spacious four-seat interior is handcrafted by skilled artisans and features the finest natural grain wood and leather and soft wool carpets. Beautiful open grain wood adorns the cabin for the first time, and finds a way to look modern and classic at the same time. This Wraith is fitted with a very special option, called the Starlight Headliner. It features 1500 fibre optic lights sewn into the headliner, creating your own personal starry night!
I can tell you that the reception of this car by passers-by was fantastic. Camera phones follow wherever you turn, and there is always a smile behind it. In my short time with the Wraith, I grew comfortable with its size, power, and dynamics and can tell you without hesitation that our clients who have Wraiths in their garages are a lucky bunch.
There is so much more to experience with the Wraith, from design to performance, and it can only be truly appreciated in person. Please call us today and come in to experience the consummation of the Rolls-Royce regal legacy, in one spectacular vehicle.
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Jeff Drajin, Exotic Brands Manager