Modified All-Black Rolls-Royce Wraith Will Steer You To The Dark Side
A Halloween Special And An Absolute Stunner
Published November 21, 2017
You may or not be ecstatic about the fact that someone actually modified and touched up the Rolls-Royce Wraith, but, it happened (not for the first time either). As an R1 Motorsport endeavor, this particular Rolls-Royce Wraith gained a number of interesting touches including a set of 24″ Tec 3.1 Forgiato wheels. These, in black, most certainly give the Rolls-Royce a sinister character one may expect from a car of a more mysterious stature.
Nevertheless, R1 Motorsport did the thing the right way. Save for the wheels, this particular Rolls-Royce Wraith got a black grille, black trim, black hood ornament, black everything. And it does look freaking fantastic with all the black. Get this – the Spirit of Ecstasy is black as well.
How cool is that?
Obviously, it has been made for the kind of a driver who loves to roll in mystery. The interior, on the other hand, took the approach usually associated with the Rollers. The seats are orange, the roof black, but with a whole sky of diodes representing stars. Not the first Rolls-Royce with it, but every time I see this it only reminds me how special these cars are! FYI, those diodes actually represent constellations and are positioned as the stars in the sky are IN REAL LIFE.
It is Mean, Luxurious, and FAST
Although the car does take the luxurious aura and transforms it into what can only be perceived as a perfect mobster luxury mobile, the tires on those massive wheels provide exceptional grip. The car makes do with none other than Pirelli’s famed P Zero Nero tires.
Is it possible that R1 Motorsport actually fiddled with the engine as well?
As a stock unit, the Rolls-Royce Wraith rolls with an N73 BMW engine. It is a 6.6 liter V12 with two turbines linked with a ZF transmission. Despite 5,500 lbs of heft, the 632 hp engine is easily powerful enough to move it to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. That’s astounding. Maybe R1 really did not have any reason to up the ante on such a powerful motor after all. But if you really want to see an even more powerful Rolls, this 800 hp Wraith may be to your liking.
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