Targeted at the über-rich (not the Uber-dependent), the 2021 Rolls-Royce Wraith offers the utmost in luxury and comfort. All models of this dramatically styled coupe come with a 624-hp V-12 engine, rear-hinged doors, and the signature Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament. Beyond that, buyers can customize their chariots in all sorts of ways, making their Wraiths into commissioned works of art. And much like commissioned works of art, the price of ownership is steep. But you probably already guessed as much. It’s a Rolls-Royce, after all.
What’s New for 2021?
Rolls-Royce has made no changes to the Wraith’s available options. The styling and powertrain also carry over unchanged.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
The Rolls-Royce Wraith is sold in a single trim with plenty of amenities: adaptive headlights with an auto-leveling system; rain-sensing windshield wipers; LED taillights; and power-folding, auto-dimming side mirrors, to name a few. The front-row seats provide eight-way adjustability, and every chair in the cabin is heated. All models come with dual-zone automatic climate control as well as an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a power-adjustable steering column. On the tech front, the Wraith boasts an 18-speaker stereo and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Plus, this grand tourer comes with driver-assistance features such as parking sensors and lane-departure warning.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The Wraith’s prodigious twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V-12 produces 624 horsepower and 605 pound-feet of torque and mates with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Exclusively a rear-driver, this Rolls-Royce delivers handling that’s poised and controlled. Its steering is lightly weighted, and its air suspension is calibrated to prevent bumps and jolts from jostling the car’s passengers. We estimate that the Wraith will sprint to 60 mph in about 4.3 seconds.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The Rolls-Royce Wraith has an EPA fuel-economy rating of 12 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. For reference, the Bentley Continental GT delivers much better mileage, offering 16 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe seats four people, with a bucket seat at each corner. The cabin blends old world craftsmanship with modern touches. The center stack is adorned with a pair of sleek circular air vents, and the front seats have a massaging feature that can soothe sore muscles on long drives. With the 2021 Wraith, you get 17 cubic feet of cargo capacity. As such, this grand tourer offers more room for your stuff than the Bentley Continental GT coupe, which provides just 13 cubes. The Wraith’s options list includes ventilated front seats along with a bevy of upholstery choices and interior finishes.
Infotainment and Connectivity
All Wraiths are equipped with a navigation system and an 18-speaker stereo. Bluetooth and audio streaming are standard as well as Wi-Fi connectivity.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given the Wraith an overall crash-test rating. This Rolls-Royce comes with a respectable selection of driver-assistance features designed to prevent crashes. However, there are a couple of notable omissions: A blind-spot-monitoring system isn’t available; neither is forward-collision mitigation. Key safety features include:
- Standard lane-departure warning
- Standard front and rear parking sensors
- Available adaptive cruise control
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Rolls-Royce offers longer limited and powertrain warranty coverage than Bentley and Aston Martin.
- Limited warranty covers four years or unlimited miles
- Powertrain warranty covers four years or unlimited miles
- No complimentary scheduled maintenance
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