Rolls-Royce Wraith Makes US Debut: 2013 NY Auto Show


Satellite-aided transmissions, a sparkling headliner and wood panels that look richer than Warren Buffett are making their U.S. debut inside the Rolls-Royce Wraith today at the 2013 New York Auto Show.

As previously reported, the car is powered by a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 with 624 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It’s also 0.3 seconds faster to 60 mph than the Ghost it’s based on. The suspension is also tuned to reduce body roll without affecting ride comfort.

Probably the most interesting feature to debut on the car, though, is the brand’s Satellite Aided Transmission (SAT) technology that uses GPS data to predict how the transmission should react for optimal performance on upcoming terrain.

Other tech features include a heads-up display, adaptive headlights and keyless trunk control which seems strange given how common all that is on much cheaper cars.

So how much does one of these crazy coupes cost? North American pricing is still unannounced, but the converted European MSRP translates to $319,000.

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