The New Rolls-Royce Wraith

Rolls Royce Wraith

We'll get to it. First, we need to remind ourselves out what a 'wraith' is.

According to our favourite source, a wraith is:


a ghost or ghostlike image of someone, especially one seen shortly before or after their death.

  • used in reference to a pale, thin, or insubstantial person or thing:

          heart attacks had reduced his mother to a wraith

  • literary a wisp or faint trace of something:

          a sea breeze was sending a grey wraith of smoke up the slopes

This shouldn't surprise us, considering earlier names for their cars: Silver Shadow, Phantom, Corniche (oh, wait, that's a road cut into the side of a cliff, especially one running along the coast), Camargue (oh, wait, that's a region in SE France), Silver Spirit (finally, back on track), and Silver Seraph (nice, throwing in a bit of religion into the luxury spirit world).

So, what of the Wraith? Here's what you need to know:

  1. It was launched last month at the Geneva Motor Show
  2. It shares the name of the original Wraith, which was in production from 1938-1939
  3. It's a coupe version of the Ghost (which is the saloon 'below' the Phantom)

We used to think the Phantom looked like a comic book mobster car. So perfect, this is the car for the mobster's wife! (And lest you think we're not giving due respect to a $300K car, we would gladly marry a mobster for one.)

Rolls Royce Wraith

Rolls Royce Wraith Interior

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