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7/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Rolls-Royce Wraith

£242,768£278,168
7/10
Overall verdict
A rapid fastback unlike any other car on the planet. Uniquely weird, easy to fall in love with.
 

For: 

Incredible road presence, sumptuous interior, unique driving experience

Against: 

Attracts both sorts of attention - good and bad

Overview

What is it?

The most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce ever produced, according to the taglines. And the hardware sounds promising: a 6.6-litre, twin-turbo V12 that belts out 624bhp and 590lb ft of torque. That gives this enormous fastback serious pace: 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds and a limited 155mph. That’s pretty darn rapid for a 2,365kg leather and walnut living room on wheels. The other big news is obviously the two door shape. Yep, Rolls makes the Phantom Coupe, but that’s more of a tidier Phantom saloon – the Wraith is a full-on fastback, meaning super-raked C-pillar and a booted rear end that looks like it might contain an enormous hatchback. It’s awesome to see on the road, though slightly polarizing for onlookers.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
Black Badge 2dr Auto
4.3s 325g/km 624 £278,168
The cheapest
2dr Auto
4.4s 327g/km 20.2 624 £242,768
The greenest
Black Badge 2dr Auto
4.3s 325g/km 624 £278,168
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