The luxury supercar has arrived.
Rendering artists have penned countless fantasy Rolls-Royce creations that will never see the light of day. A Rolls-Royce pickup truck, for example, is far beyond the luxury automaker's scope. But what about a supercar? Modern supercars like the McLaren GT have proved that there is room in the market for a softer mid-engined vehicle build to be comfortable on a long road trip. So we ask again, should Rolls-Royce ever build one?
While it will almost certainly never be built, rendering artist Rain Prisk has taken a crack at designing a mid-engined supercar from Rolls-Royce. The two-door 2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith is the closest product from the company that you could reasonably call a "sports car" but this rendering looks far more aggressive while still retaining the brand's signature elegance.
Called simply the "Rolls-Royce Supercar," the artist even specifies how little he believes such a creation could ever be viable for production. "Probably the most pointless design I have done, I can't think of a single reason for that car to exist," he said on social media. "Had a hard time trying to mix the classic Rolls-Royce lines with mid-engine layout, but I'm actually really happy with the result. It would be the classiest looking supercar and I am a fan of the looks."
The rendering features the signature Rolls-Royce grille and Spirit of Ecstasy but the overall size has been shrunken down to accommodate what would likely be a top speed of around 200 mph. We imagine power would come from a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged Rolls-Royce V12 producing at least 600 horsepower. With the engine sitting mid-ship, the frontal area would likely be opened up into a large trunk, making the Rolls-Royce supercar suitable for a weekend getaway. If such a creation were to ever be put into production, the price tag would likely exceed $500,000.