Rolls-Royce Wraith ‘Inspired by Film’: a Rolls for the red carpet | CAR Magazine

Rolls-Royce Wraith ‘Inspired by Film’: a Rolls for the red carpet

Published: 01 April 2015

► Bespoke-trim Wraith, inspired by film
► Built to order, limited run of around 30 cars
On display at 2015 New York Auto Show

Rolls-Royce is becoming fond of launching exclusive editions of its cars at motor shows. After revealing the one-off Serenity Phantom at the 2015 Geneva show in March, it’s now the Wraith’s turn to get a limited-run special with an array of bespoke design touches.

Called the Rolls-Royce Wraith ‘Inspired by Film’, it debuts at the 2015 New York motor show before beginning a run of around 30 built-to-order cars.

Why is it called the Rolls-Royce Wraith Inspired by Film?

Rolls-Royce says the special Wraiths are being built to celebrate the fact that the 2013 promo film ‘And the World Stood Still’, made to accompany the Wraith’s original launch, has been entered into the British Film Institute’s national archive. Hence the slightly clunky title.

According to Rolls, the design also echoes aspects of famous Rolls-Royces from films like Goldfinger and 1974’s original The Great Gatsby.

Prepare for some tenuous links. The two-tone silver colour scheme used for the exterior – Jubilee Silver and, erm, Silver – are said to be a reference to ‘the silver screen’. The interior, accessed through coach doors, keeps the movie appeal with tailored details such as anthracite leather upholstery and aluminium banding shooting through the ebony paneling.

The car at New York is Rolls own designers’ take on the brief but customers will be invited to make their own suggestions to make their Wraith even more singular. What won’t change is the powertrain, making the Wraith the most powerful production Rolls ever made: that is, its 6.5-litre V12 engine with 624bhp powering the rear wheels.

Presumably you’ll need to be a movie star to afford one?

Rolls-Royce prefers not to disclose the Inspired by Film’s price. But it’s unlikely to be cheaper than the regular Wraith, which starts at around £230,000.

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