Although most people wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between any of the Rolls-Royce models, there are several key areas where they perform differently. The flagship Phantom, for instance, is the original Rolls-Royce. A luxury design for one thing only: comfort. The sportier Ghost is aimed predominantly at people who prefer the Rolls-Royce feeling in something more dynamically capable, and this, the Wraith Coupe, is the ultimate Rolls-Royce driving machine, if such a thing ever existed.
It uses Ghost underpinnings, but you can immediately tell it apart by its sleek roofline and lack of two rear doors. Many people doubted Rolls’ ability to create a coupe with decent driving dynamics, but they’ve more than delivered on multiple fronts. Not only does it go against the best from Bentley, but it does so wearing the legendary Rolls-Royce badge. This particular example uses the massive 6.6-liter DOHC twin-turbocharged V12 making 623 horsepower and a staggering 590 lb-ft of torque. To put that into perspective, consider that Ferrari’s most potent supercar, the F12, makes ‘just’ 509 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to torque, the Wraith is king.
Impeccable 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe for Sale in California
Naturally, it’s not just the power which gives it its distinct character. The 8-speed ZF auto is silky smooth, and the power is linear throughout the rev band. Couple that with the adaptive, auto-leveling suspension and you have a ride unlike any other. It’s been said many times before—and it’s slightly cliché at this point—but it really does feel like you’re riding on a cloud. The difference is, when you encounter corners in the Wraith, it tightens up to minimize body roll and increase grip.
This Wraith Coupe for sale in Los Angeles, California, has just 10,000 miles on the clock and comes with adaptive headlights, heated front seats, HID headlights, a navigation system, and all the other goodies you’d expect in a Rolls-Royce of this caliber.
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