The Rolls-Royce Black Badge Wraith Black Arrow reaches the end of the line.
Rolls Royce has this week released the final examples of Wraith, the most powerful Rolls-Royce in history..
To mark the end of production of what they call “one of the most transformative motor cars in the marque’s history” – and no argument here – Rolls-Royce have released 12 cars. Not only is this the end of Wraith, this model is also the last V12 coupe Rolls-Royce will ever make as it embarks on its new all-electric era.
It might be the end of an era, but that hasn’t slowed Rolls-Royce in terms of innovation. These final examples of Wraith have been inspired by Thunderbolt, which set world land speed records in the 1930s, and introduces “Gradient Paint”, one of the most complex surface finishes Rolls-Royce has ever produced. It also debuts Rolls-Royce’s new “Club Leather” interior surface treatment, while each interior door panel made of 320 marquetry pieces, which Rolls-Royce state creates a dramatic, tactile surface.
“Wraith is one of the most significant and influential cars we have ever made at Goodwood,” says T Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Office of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “Its extraordinary power, performance and presence opened the Rolls-Royce brand to an entirely new group of clients… Both Black Badge Wraith Black Arrow and its inspiration, the V12-powered land speed record-holding Thunderbolt of the thirties, represent the culmination of many long years of achievement, and the end of their respective eras.”
It is, indeed, as Torsten, says, “a fitting finale for this transformative motor car.”