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Luxury coachbuilder Rolls-Royce held the Malaysian premier of its most powerful offering, the Wraith, at the Mayang Sari Ballroom of J.W. Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur earlier today. The Wraith made its global debut just over three months ago on 5th March at the Geneva Motor Show and this premier is only the third in South East Asia after Hong Kong about a month ago and in Singapore last week.

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“This new model in the Rolls-Royce family is an inspired, dramatic edition –Wraith marries bold styling, with great power whilst exuding the style of its 1930’s predecessor. I see it being a success in a market like Malaysia, where our customers appreciate the Rolls-Royce adage ‘to strive for perfection’ and ‘When it does not exist, design it.” said Rolls-Royce Motor Cars General Manager for Emerging Markets – Asia Herfried Hasenoehrl during his opening speech.

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“We are delighted to see Wraith here for the first time in Malaysia today. The team at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Kuala Lumpur is looking forward to delivering our very first Wraiths to Malaysian customers by quarter four of this year. We are thrilled to be introducing this new model here today, a contemporary, elegant design for the iconic car marque.” said Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Kuala Lumpur Managing Director Dato’ Michael Ong.

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It bears distinguished Rolls-Royce hallmark designs but with a bold twist of a striking fastback silhouette that, supposedly, exude elegance and power. The sweeping roofline and wide rear tracks is said to evoke an image of an athlete poised at the starting blocks. However, it does maintain Rolls-Royce’s attributes of luxury, refinement and hand-craftsmanship. The two-tone paint combination, finished in Diamond Black and Madeira Red on the unveiled unit, complements the sweeping fastback design giving it a unique character. It rides on a set of 21-inch five-spoke wheels that feature self-righting RR monogram centres matched in body colour.

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It features coach doors (also known as suicide doors) and opens up to a premium luxury interior claimed as the softest Phantom-grade leathers in Seashell and expanses of Canadel Panelling wood. The already bespoke cabin is further complemented by a Starlight Headliner that has 1,340 fibre optic lamps, hand-woven into it to give the impression of a glittering, starry night sky.

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An advanced Satellite Aided Transmission (SAT) technology system that uses GPS data also makes its debut on the Wraith apart from a host of other features like head-up display, adaptive headlights, keyless opening boot, various Camera setups and voice commands systems.

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The most powerful Rolls-Royce ever built s powered by a 6.6 litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine that pumps out 624 hp and 800 Nm of torque from 1,500 rpm. It is coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission enabling a 0 to 100 km/h sprint in just 4.6 seconds.

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As mentioned, the Rolls-Royce Wraith is a still very new with worldwide deliveries scheduled only at the fourth quarter of this year. In Malaysia, the asking price for it is about RM1.3 million.

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