Rolls Wraith vs Merc S500 on track
Can the world's most luxurious barges survive the TG test track and a chauffeur named Stig?
Posted: 17 Jan 2014
Somewhere in the Wraith's electronic brain, deep behind layers of walnut, must lie the outline of Dunsfold. How else could it have worked out what gear I wanted it to be in at Hammerhead and thus permitted a big, soft, stately sideways skid from entry to apex and beyond? That's 624bhp, right there. No one in their right mind (something I've never been accused of) will ever drive their Wraith like that, but isn't the world a better place knowing that you could, if the desire took you? Of course, the S-Class was smokier still, but look who was doing the driving... Tom Ford tried sitting in the back for a lap or two and found that the S-Class is missing something from its options list that BA isn't: a sick bag.