How does Rolls-Royce mark the end of production of one of the most fabulous cars in the world? Rolls-Royce is saying goodbye to the Wraith with the production of the Black Badge Wraith Black Arrow. This Bespoke masterpiece, limited to just 12 examples worldwide, is also the last V12 coupé Rolls-Royce will ever make, as it embarks on its bold new electric era with the Spector.
In the words of Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars “Wraith is one of the most significant and influential cars we have ever made at Goodwood. Its extraordinary power, performance, and presence opened the Rolls-Royce brand to an entirely new group of clients. It created its following within contemporary culture and then expanded that further in its alternative Black Badge guise. As the last examples of this landmark motor car get ready to leave Goodwood, we commemorate Wraith’s status as the last series V12 coupé we will ever make. 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. This magnificent final V12 coupé Collection captures both the significance and spirit of Wraith through the marque’s hallmark and peerless Bespoke capabilities. A fitting finale for this transformative motor car.”
From its exclusive Bespoke finish that features a full-color graduation between two tones, Celebration Silver and Black Diamond to its bright yellow bumper inserts and Bespoke wheel pinstripes, subtly recalling the yellow circle within Thunderbolt’s black arrow. In another Rolls-Royce first, Black Arrow’s V-struts, located behind the radiator grille and in front of the engine, are also finished in Bright Yellow, subtly drawing the eye to the V12 engine behind the Black Badge dark chrome grille surround.
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