This Is the 624-Horsepower Rolls-Royce Wraith

A Rolls for people who like to drive.

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Rolls-Royce is best known for making cars that are meant to be enjoyed from the back seat, but there's now one beautiful, 624hp exception to that rule named "Wraith." 

The Rolls-Royce Wraith makes all of that horsepower – and 590 lb-ft of torque – courtesy of a modified version of the company's familiar V12 engine, and routs it through a very intriguing ZF-sourced eight-speed semi-automatic transmission. What makes this gearbox so interesting is that it doesn't just use speed and collected data on the driver's habits to select a gear, but it also accesses the GPS and will take into account what the road ahead looks like. 

When it comes to size, think of it as being somewhat smaller than the Ghost, from which the Wraith inherits a platform; it's about 7.2 inches shorter in wheelbase, 5.1 inches shorter overall, 1.5 inches wider, and 1.5 inches lower than its parent. 

Although it is definitely better set up for spirited driving than any other car from the company, Rolls-Royce says that it will still feel like a "bed of air."

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[via Autocar

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