The Wraith is a four-seat coupe based on the same chassis as the Ghost which shares pretty much nothing on the exterior. This allowed Rolls Royce to build an understated design which is certainly going to become a classic in the future. Since its introduction back in 2013, the car has also been introduced in their Bespoke design studio which builds unique cars to their customer’s request. The 2016 Rolls Royce Wraith Porto Cervo is the last one to come from this special studio which has been sold to an undisclosed third party. The price for the car has been announced to be well over $400,000 which is quite a bit more than the standard price of the normal model.
Rolls Royce first presented this car at the Rolls Royce Summer Studio in the seaside resort of Porto Cervo in Northern Italy. This small but exquisite auto show is where the English firm usually prefers to show off some of their creations. Also, because it is a built to order model, it means that even though you go to Rolls Royce and request the same design, you will likely have some trouble getting an identical car.
The exterior of the 2016 Rolls Royce Wraith Porto Cervo is pretty much stock when it comes to the actual bodywork of the car. It has the same trademark long hood, the short back end with the bulky proportions. As an extra over the usual Wraith, it now comes with an all new set of wheels which have polished spokes and a graphite black interior, giving a really nice contrast. The paint scheme is also unique for the Porto Cervo. It uses a bright blue color which is accented with a nearly invisible white coach line which further accentuates the lines of the car. The usual chrome fittings on the exterior have been changed for either brushed aluminum with its front grille and door handles, or with a new matte chrome on the contour of the windows.
On the inside Rolls Royce stepped up a bit and it offered an even more impressive interior. The leather is offered in a new Arctic White color which is the same shade as the coach-line on the exterior. The dashboard was been covered in real wood which has been arranged in such a way that its pattern imitates a ship’s deck. The instrument cluster as well as the usual aluminum fittings have been carried over unchanged from the base Wraith. Also as an addition, the seat-belts do have a new more subtle color and the carpets are navy blue in order to fit the marine theme of the car. Also to make it seem more like a boat than a car, Rolls Royce also fitted it with special embroidery on the headrests and on the rear seats which are similar with the compass painted on the front fenders.
2016 Rolls Royce Wraith Porto Cervo Engine
Just like with all the other Bespoke design creations, the 2016 Rolls Royce Wraith Porto Cervo makes use of the same 6.6 liter twin-turbocharged V12 which is capable of producing up to 624 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. This is then mated to an 8 speed automatic gearbox provided by ZF which drives the rear wheels only. Rolls Royce estimates that the car will hit 60 MPH in just 4.4 seconds and it will go up to a limited top speed of 155 MPH. This is not all that bad considering the car weighs a lot for a coupe and that it is intended for comfort rather than speed. The engine is one of the smoothest ones ever to be offered in a car and despite its fast acceleration, the car feels smooth and relentless.