In the lead up to the reveal of the new 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith at March’s Geneva Motor Show, the first teaser image of the car has surfaced online, confirming that this is in fact the long-awaited Ghost coupe seen testing in prototype form for the past several months.
Unlike the current Phantom Coupe, which features a boxy profile similar to that of the sedan on which it’s based, the new Wraith gets a fastback look that’s very sporting and sleek. The bold new styling hints at the extraordinary power and dynamic promise of the Wraith, which Rolls-Royce has already confirmed will be the fastest and most powerful model ever launched by the marque.
Power is expected to come from the Ghost’s twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V-12 engine, which for its latest application could be tuned to deliver more than 780kW and 420Nm. In addition to extra power, the Wraith will also benefit from a lighter chassis, stiffened suspension, and uprated brakes and tires.
Sales of the new Rolls-Royce Wraith will commence in the fourth quarter of the year, and it’s almost certain a convertible version will follow the coupe. While you await the Wraith's reveal, click here for our previous spy shots of the car.