4. Interior Opulence
Sitting in the Wraith is kind of an unusual experience. Unlike the cabins of lesser cars, which are constructed largely of plastic, everything in this Rolls-Royce is real. The wood is genuine, the leather is authentic and the wool is unadulterated. It’s all-natural and it’s all there.
This is a thoroughly modern car but it almost feels retro because of the materials used. Modern drivers are so used to not seeing real stuff it’s a bit off-putting at first, especially when you’re surrounded by it.
One of the Wraith’s most interesting features is the way designers used wood. The door panels of the test car we evaluated were covered – almost completely – in gorgeous, open-pore timber. The veneers were bookmatched for symmetry and the overall effect was breathtaking.
Of course this wood was carried through the rest of the car’s cabin, dressing up the center console and other areas as well.