The 2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith is on the most expensive side of the market. Rolls-Royce is known for making baroque vehicles that exude gravitas and refinement. This spirit is very much in evidence with theWraith, a luxury coupe derived from the automaker’s Ghost sedan. This grand tourer comes with rear hinged doors, and can be customized in seemingly endless permutations. The Wraith’s Cabin is a place of unbridled opulence, home to meticulous craftsmanship and the best materials that money can buy. Its V-12 dispenses abundant power, and the car’s smooth, satin handling diligently protects its passengers from harshness.
For the 2020 model year, Rolls-Royce presents the Wraith Eagle VIII. Inspired by pilots who made the world’s first nonstop transatlantic flight in 1919, this limited-edition model features a two-tone gray exterior. The cockpit head is embroidered to reflect the heavenly arrangement of the sky at the time of the legendary flight. Only 50 of these coupes will be produced.
> Base: $ 327,900
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
The 2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe seats four, with one seat at each corner. The cabin has a craft touch and an aesthetic that is both old world and modern. The center stack is adorned with a pair of elegant circular vents, and the front seats have a massage feature that can soothe aching muscles on long rides. With the 2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith, you get 17 cubic feet of cargo capacity. As such, this grand tourer offers more space for your things than the Bentley Continental GT coupe, which offers just 13 buckets. The Spectrum list of options includes vented front seats along with a wide variety of upholstery and interior trim options.
Infotainment and connectivity
All Rolls-Royce Wraiths are equipped with a navigation system and an 18-speaker stereo. Bluetooth and audio streaming are standard, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity and real-time traffic.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
The Rolls-Royce Wraith is powered by a prodigious 6.6-liter dual-turbocharged V-12. This engine produces 624 horsepower and 605 pound-feet of torque, and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All Rolls-Royce Wraith coupes are rear-wheel drive. This Rolls-Royce offers prepared and controlled handling. Its steering is slightly weighted, and its air suspension is calibrated to prevent bumps and jolts from pushing passengers out of the car. We estimate that the Wraiths will run at 60 mph in about 4.3 seconds.
Fuel economy and real-world MPG
According to EPA estimates, the 2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith achieves a rating of 12 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. For reference, the Bentley Continental GT offers much better fuel economy, offering 16 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.
Driver Assistance and Safety Features
Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have given the 2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith an overall crash test rating. This Rolls-Royce comes with a respectable selection of driver assistance features designed to prevent accidents. However, there are a couple of notable omissions: a blind spot warning system is not available, and neither is frontal collision mitigation. Key safety features include: Standard Lane Departure Warning. Standard front and rear parking sensors. Adaptive cruise control available.
Warranty and maintenance coverage
Rolls-Royce offers longer powertrain and limited warranty coverage than Bentley and Aston Martin. The limited warranty covers four years or unlimited miles. The powertrain warranty covers four years or unlimited miles. There is no courtesy scheduled maintenance.