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The 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith: What the critics say

How did the Rolls-Royce Wraith fare with the critics? The price starts at $284,900.

Autoweek
The newest Rolls-Royce “has an imposing presence beyond words.” A huge car by normal standards, this singular coupe is actually based on the smaller of the brand’s existing sedans, but it packs the most powerful engine Rolls has ever made and “looks like 600 horsepower” too—“dark and brooding, like Bogart in The Maltese Falcon.” The broad, rear-hinged doors and sweeping fastback roof underscore the overall impression: This grand tourer occupies “a class of one.”

Edmunds.com
Rolls didn’t just drop the skin of a coupe atop the bones of a four-door. The Wraith’s wheelbase is 7 inches shorter than the Ghost’s, resulting in significantly greater agility. Comfort and refinement still come first, but when hustled through turns, this 17-footer proves to be “composed, reasonably accurate, and yes, almost fun.” Defying long odds, it’s “both a true Rolls-Royce and a credibly sporting car.”

TheCarConnection.com
“Everywhere in the cabin, materials are intended to be the finest possible, and they are.” You can even opt to have 1,340 fiber-optic lights sewn into the leather ceiling to mimic the effect of a starry sky. The whole package is “excessive, opulent,” and “brilliant.” Rolls-Royce hasn’t released gas mileage figures, “but the conclusion to be drawn there is: Don’t ask.”

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