951 miles in the new Rolls Royce Wraith
Ollie Marriage has a dinner appointment in Vienna. And the keys to the latest Rolls…
Posted: 19 Sep 2013
11.45am. Crossing the Rhine at Cologne
Time to discuss footwear. A brogue would seem appropriate for driving the Wraith. Certainly not one of those dainty moccasin-y things that Ferrari drivers favour. But I have this thing about driving a long way. Aching heels. Just me? So, I have a solution and it is working a treat, in fact in years to come it might be the one thing I remember about this whole trip because it's a brand new experience. No shoes. Now I've driven barefoot loads of times before, but never in a car with carpets an inch deep. I wriggle my toes in the shagpile. My feet nestle contentedly. I think they are officially the most comfortable bit of my body.
Is it possible to get shagpile armrests for my elbows?
Need to operate a pedal (the radar cruise control is no better here than in anything else). Find myself wondering if I could also have shagpile pedal covers. Or leather. That would suffice.