Most powerful Rolls-Royce ever is coming

Last updated 12:13 21/01/2013
Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstacy.
NEW LOOK: Coupe version of Rolls-Royce's Ghost is set for Geneva reveal.

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Rolls-Royce has delved into its history books for inspiration in naming the new coupe version of the Ghost, which it has officially confirmed will be called Wraith.

The new two-door, set to get its first public airing at the Geneva auto show in early March, will be the most powerful Rolls-Royce model yet, with insiders indicating its twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine delivers in the region of 450kW and what they describe as a proportional amount of torque.

The new car will have an overall length of around 5200mm and ride on a wheelbase about 180mm shorter than that of the four-door Ghost.

In announcing plans for the introduction of the Wraith at dealer conference in London, England, Rolls-Royce's chief executive officer, Torsten Müller-Ötvös said it would ''draw superlatives'' when it is revealed.

''Expect the boldest design, the most dramatic performance and the most powerful Rolls-Royce that has ever played host to the famous Spirit of Ecstasy figurine,'' he said.

The Wraith name was first used by Rolls-Royce in 1938.

-Fairfax News Australia

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