Is Rolls-Royce's Rock And Roll-Inspired Wraith Too Much Of A Reach?

Special Edition

We thought only rappers drove Rolls...

Rolls-Royce has created another “Inspired By” special edition, the Wraith Inspired By Music. The luxury British automaker today attracts more rappers than rockers, but that wasn’t always so. In introducing the new Wraith, Rolls-Royce talks about how Elvis Presley, John Lennon and The Who’s Keith Moon were all fans of the British luxury cars way back when. As you’d expect, this special edition is all about the music and includes a sound system that is both banging and tech-savvy.

The Bespoke Audio system in the car took two years to develop. All this development time created a 1300W, 18 channel system with the goal being to replicate the live music experience. The system is comprised of: two high-power bass speakers, seven tweeters, seven mid-range speakers and two “exciter” speakers installed in the headlining to ensure an ear-level listening experience. Microphones monitor the music and ambient noises, making adjustments if needed to ensure that everything stays perfect. Inside there's a liberal use of copper coloring and even the paint job is called "Lyrical Copper." The 6.6-liter V12 engine has been left untouched but may or may not have copper coloring on it.

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Now we like this Wraith better than the "Inspired By Film" model but are still a bit tempted to call this special edition a reach. Rolls-Royce may have had an extensive history with rock and roll but it's just that now, history. We've included a stock Wraith here to show just how crappy it is compared to a special edition model. (Just kidding.)