If you love fancy cars, you probably know a thing or two about the Rolls Royce Wraith. This is a car that was originally produced back in the 1930s and recently, Rolls Royce has decided to roll out a brand new edition of the famous flagship car for the 2018 model year. Below are ten things that you probably don’t already know about this luxury ride. This information is sure to make you daydream about owning one, even if you’ve never laid eyes on the real thing.
1. It’s the most powerful Rolls Royce ever
That’s right, there has never been a car built by Rolls Royce that was as powerful as this one is. It sports a 6.6 liter V12 engine, one of the largest engines available on the market. That size pays off, as the car is capable of producing 624 horsepower. That’s enough to leave most other cars in its dust, even when you consider the large size of this automobile.
2. The doors open backwards
This is something of a trademark for Rolls Royce. The car definitely has all the things that Rolls Royce lovers have become so find of over the years. In addition, the vehicle brings with it a certain presence, one that gets your attention right away. Even when it’s just sitting there, it’s a force to be reckoned with.
3. It’s considered a fastback
There aren’t that many vehicles that are designed with the fastback style anymore. For the most part, modern day car makers have left this important part of history behind in favor of newer, more updated styling options. It’s good to see an automobile that still incorporates this classic design.
4. The car honors its heritage even in its modern style
One of the reasons it is a fastback is because Rolls Royce made it a point to honor the rich heritage of the automobile while simultaneously moving it forward with all of its modern-day technology. There is absolutely nothing dated about this car. That being said, they certainly figured out how to make it reminiscent of the historic cars that came before it.
5. It’s more spacious than other cars in its class
This is a big car and that’s obvious right off the bat. That’s also good news for the people traveling inside the automobile. There is more than enough room for everyone inside, including those who are sitting in the back seats. This is uncommon among most automobiles, to say the least. When you’re in this car, you certainly don’t have to worry about having enough room to get comfortable.
6. It comes in two different versions
You can purchase this car in one of two different versions. There is the standard version, which is certainly nice enough in and of itself. There is also a Black Badge edition, which as you might have already guessed, is a completely blacked out version of the original vehicle.
7. It weighs a lot
This car is no lightweight and that’s putting it mildly. It weighs in at an astounding 5,300 pounds. When you consider the fact that even most pickup trucks weigh less than 3,000 pounds, you start to get an idea of just how big and impressive this car really is.
8. You won’t be saving any money on gas
You’ve probably already figured this one out, but the car doesn’t exactly get great gas mileage. It’s big and it’s heavy, so it doesn’t like to pass many gas stations without stopping. When you consider its weight of more than 5,000 pounds and the fact that it has more than 600 horsepower, it really shouldn’t come as any surprise that the car only gets about 12 miles per gallon. The good news is that when you’re driving on the highway, that number does go up to 19 miles per gallon.
9. It’s for people that have a lot of money
This one should be obvious. After all, there is no such thing as a Rolls Royce that’s economical. After all, this is a luxury car and people that own them expect to pay a lot in order to get their hands on one. In this particular case, it will cost you approximately $320,500.
10. It handles more like a sports car
This may be a big, heavy car but it performs and handles much more like a sports car. Don’t let its size fool you, this car is a real pleasure to drive.