Rolls-Royce releases the last teaser image for the new Wraith (Ghost Coupe) before heading to Geneva in preparation for the car’s world debut at the Swiss auto show. The final image shows the three main lines that underscore the car’s profile, and confirms that it is a fastback.
The Wraith is said to be the most dynamic Rolls-Royce ever built, hence the fastback design and low-slung roof. Technical specs are yet to be revealed, but chances are the Wraith will be powered by the same BMW-sourced V12 engine you find in the Ghost, with a bit more power.
The car will definitely be more dynamic than say the Phantom or even Ghost sedan, but don’t expect it to be a sports car. It is, after all, a Roller.
Giles Taylor, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Design Director explains:
“The purposeful fastback profile is Wraith’s defining element.
“Inherent in the graceful line that sweeps from the top of the screen to the very rear edge is the promise of fast, yet effortless touring. Yet, perhaps my favourite aspect is the expressive gesture that comes from the side window graphic, gliding through Wraith’s glamorous coach door.
“It works with a strong sense of linear purpose from the shoulder line, which has the promise of potential like the athlete in the starting blocks. In contrast, the line that cuts through the shoulder line is a little more artful and adds that certain air of effortlessness to Wraith’s dynamic statement.
“In my view the most successful designs always come down to three or four lines.”