Rolls-Royce rolled into the Big Apple with a new special edition that celebrates the cinema.
The Wraith ‘Inspired by Film’ celebrates Rolls-Royce’s history in films, including the brand’s lead role in movies like Goldfinger (1964), The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964), The Thomas Crowne Affair (1968) and The Great Gatsby (1974). Specifically, this car was built to celebrate And the World Stood Still, a short film that was launched to coincide with the original Wraith’s launch. The British Film Institute National Archives recently accepted the film, an accomplishment this special edition looks to pay homage to.
Rolls says that the silver screen is represented through a two-tone silver and jubilee silver paint scheme, while a solid-silver hand-cast ‘sprit of ecstasy’ hood ornament is supposed to represent the femme fatale.
Inside, there is Anthraite leather accented with Casden Tan, which the company says represents a modern super-hero’s suit. Maccassar Ebony open pore paneling is also found across the dash and doors.
A twin-turbo V12 makes 624 hp, making the Wraith the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever made.
Sitting next to the new Wraith ‘Inspired by Film’ at the brand’s booth at the New York Auto Show is a bespoke Phantom Drophead Coupe and a customer Ghost Series II. The Phantom is finished in Gunmental with a Mugello red leather interior, while the bespoke Ghost gets a two-tone Midnight Sapphire body topped with a contrasting Cassioppeia Silver upper body. Of course, both cars use only the highest quality materials inside, with more than eight hand-selected hides going into each.
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