Rolls-Royce Wraith teased

22 Jan, 2013 12:40pm Tom Phillips

Rolls-Royce has released a teaser image of the Wraith coupe ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut

This is the first official teaser image of the new Rolls-Royce Wraith, which is set to become the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever built when it debuts at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The teaser follows official confirmation from Rolls-Royce of the new car's name, Wraith, and reveals the new coupe’s roofline for the first time.

Compare the new Wraith with the Rolls-Royce Ghost on which it’s based, and you see that the new coupe features a slightly steeper windscreen angle, much longer doors and a sharply sloping roofline.

Trademark Rolls-Royce design features remain, including the fact that the Wraith will feature a thick strip of matte aluminium around the side windows and a thick C-pillar to help obscure its VIP passengers from prying eyes.

Information accompanying the Wraith teaser is limited to a few words: “The graceful silhouette gives expression to a bold and thoroughly contemporary luxury motor car. Flowing lines hint at the extraordinary power and dynamic promise of the most powerful Rolls-Royce in history, yet also highlight design cues that can be traced through the model generations.”

However, if you brighten the Wraith teaser image - as in our first image - further details are revealed, including the fact that the Wraith will feature a pair of rear-hinged doors like the larger Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe.

The lighter image also reveals that the Wraith will feature completely new metalwork at the front, too, with a new front wing design. A different interpretation of the feature line seen on the Ghost saloon is expected when we see the car at the Geneva Motor Show too.

The car shown here features a two-tone exterior paint finish, with the Coupe roof and bonnet area being a light copper colour, while the area below the shoulderline of the Wraith is dark brown.

Official information will be drip fed ahead of the car’s launch at the Geneva Motor Show.