2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith

2020 MODEL
$320,500
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2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 23, 2020
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The 2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith is a coupe, luxurious and driver-centric. Adorning a unique sporting personality, it abounds the traditional Rolls-Royce footprint with suicide doors, starlight headliner, iconic Spirit of Ecstacy and much more. The Wraith is sold in one trim level with an infinite degree of customization which shoots the lofty-pricing to the orbit.

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Pros

Opulent Interior

Effortless pace

Immaculate mterial quality

Cons

Relatively small cargo space

Advanced safety technology goes missing

What's New?

New Black Badge and Adamas collections added as part of customization


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$320500

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

402 cu.in.

horsepower

624 hp

torque

605 lbs.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

ZF 8HP90 8-Speed Automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

14.7/14.7

dimensions

wheelbase

122.5 in.

length

208.1 in.

width

76.7 in.

height

59.3 in.

curb weight

5380 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

111.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

13 cu ft.

payload capacity

3000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.4 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

12/18/14 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ unlimited

corrosion warranty

6 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. /unlimited


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Styles

2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith in Agate Black color
Agate Black

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Ratings

Features

8.7

Engine And Performance

8.2

Fuel Economy

4.0

Interior

9.5

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.0

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Base

Base

power
624 hp
fuel
Premium Unleaded
mpg
14 combined

$320,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (6.6L 12cyl 8A) Starting at $320,500 MSRP (12/14/18) 624 hp, 6.6 L, V-12, Premium Unleaded
ZF 8HP90 8-Speed Automatic rear wheel drive 4

Expert Review

8.1

Overall Rating


The Grand Tourer, Wraith benchmarks the ultimate luxury with elegance, peace, and beauty. Rolls-Royce immaculately crafted this coupe to be the most powerful incarnation with an entirely new level of driving experience. The R-R Wraith is based on the conservative Ghost sedan and is meant for restless seekers. The 2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith packs performance, control, and style for a price of $320,500, which likely will escalate much higher, once you commission yours.

Leaving expectations behind, the Rolls-Royce Wraith is at the pinnacle of the luxury. The Wraith differs from the other Rolls-Royce siblings as it drops the conservative tag for being the sportiest Rolls-Royce ever. There is a more athletic Black Badge variant, but that is marginally sportier than the basic Wraith. Well, the sky is the limit and certainly, Rolls-Royce is not the only one aspiring zenith. The 2020 Wraith has the likes of Bentley Continental GT and Mercedes-Benz AMG S65 to accompany and contradict the luxury definition in their own style.

2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Front View
2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Rear View

8.7/10
Features

 

8.2/10
Engine and Performance

 

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

9.5/10
Interior

 

9.0/10
Exterior

 

8.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Features

8.7/10

The 2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith manufactured in Rolls-Royce factory at Goodwood, England, is available in a single trim option with an infinite set of customization. This big coupe is derived from the Ghost sedan and shares its platform with the BMW 7-series. The Wraith coupe features the most powerful engine in the Rolls-Royce lineup. The mighty 624 hp 6.6-liter turbocharged V12 mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission drives the rear wheels.

The Wraith offers three primary features packages while many items within the packages are available as standalone options as well. The optional items include ventilated front seats, a leather trunk floor, door sills stitching, etc. The Exterior options include a two-paint scheme, and paint-matched center caps for the wheels. The spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament is available in several iterations for the Wraith.

Trim

2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe

MSRP (RWD)

$320,500

Key Features

Spirit of Ecstasy Inlay Monitor lid

 

Bespoke order treadplates

 

Bespoke Interior Embroidery

 

Adaptive xenon headlights with automatic high-beam control

 

Commission Collection Exterior Paint

 

Power-closing rear-hinged coach doors

 

Satellite-Controlled Transmission

 

Adaptive Air Suspension

 

Cruise control with upcoming curve detection

 

surround-view camera system

 

10.3-inch center display screen

The Black Badge edition highlights the flexibility and adaptability being offered by the century-old Rolls Royce. It gives the brand’s younger aspirants with more choice, marked by sportier performance and aesthetics. The 2020 Rolls-Royce Black Badge is performance-oriented with a boosted output and special blacked-out trim and badging. Also, rides atop 21” carbon composite five-spoke alloy wheels and starts much beyond the basic coupe.

What do we recommend?

Since the Rolls-Royce Wraith is available in a single trim, you only can decide the paint, wheels, interior customization, and optional cues.

2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Engine and Performance

8.2/10

Rightly called the Wraith, staggering 624-hp emanating from a twin-turbo V12, is the fastest Rolls-Royce ever produced. Based on the Ghost sedan, the 2020 Wraith coupe uses an up-tuned V12, making it a performance inclined grand tourer with no bit of luxury compromise. Truly exemplifying the Grand Tourer experience with enjoyment, excitement, and comfort,

The Rolls-Royce Wraith invites you to take control of the wheels in your hands rather than sitting at the rear. Under the hood, the 2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith house a mighty engine mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels.

Models

Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe

Mercedes Benz AMG S65

Bentley Continental GT

MSRP

$320,500

$253,550

$236,100

Engine

6.6L Premium V-12

6.0L Premium V-12

6.0L Premium W12

Drivetrain RWD RWD AWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic w/OD 7-Speed Automatic w/OD and Auto-Manual 8-Speed Auto-Shift Manual w/OD and Auto-Manual

Power

624 hp @5,600rpm 621 hp @4,800rpm 626 hp @6,000rpm

Torque

605 lb-ft @1,500rpm 738 lb-ft @2,300rpm 664 lb-ft @1,350rpm

Also, this not some track-focused motor car but can turn up the heat anytime you demand. This not just some traditional conservative luxury but a modern technology at your command. The 8-speed transmission is a satellite-aided system, never overbearing or superfluous.

How fast is the Rolls-Royce Wraith?

Wraith is a coupe version of the Ghost, a “small” Rolls-Royce based on the BMW 7-series platform. With a shorter wheelbase and lowered height, prodigious power at hand, this 5400 pounds Wraith goes from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds while hits the quarter-mile in about 12.5 seconds. Definitely, it is the fastest Rolls-Royce ever. The Wraith is a sportier Rolls-Royce but never tries hard to be a sports car. It sticks to its Gran Turismo nomenclature in the truest sense.

2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe 0-60 MPH In Just 4.4 sec

Surprisingly, with no launch control, this car retains a pleasing, linear response to the throttle. The touchier gas pedal responds instantly with ample of grunt and a mesmerizing V-12 snarl. However, the Rolls-Royce better relates to a silent and smooth movements.

Models

Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe

Mercedes Benz AMG S65

Bentley Continental GT

0-60 MPH

4.4 sec

3.9 sec

4.0 sec

Quarter Mile

12.5 sec

12.0 sec

11.8 sec

Top Speed 155 MPH 186 MPH 198 MPH

Engine

6.6L Premium V-12

6.0L Premium V-12

6.0L Premium W12

The wraith won’t win you the drag race but it will hang the true performance machines such as the M4, RS4 or the Alfa. The Bentley Continental GT is almost equally fast for that matter.

What about the ride and handling?

A true Grand Turismo and not a sports car, the Wraith qualifies to be the former since its performance focus is more inclined towards an effortless and plush driving experience. After being the quickest Rolls-Royce, the Wraith is also the most dynamic R-R yet. Riding on a shorter wheelbase, wraith is a nimble saloon that glides at fingertip lightness. The steering is light weighted and offers consistency and linearity. Handling is close enough to remind that its a Rolls-Royce. Yet because of its advanced chassis, well-damped springs, and 20-inch wheels, it corners without much body roll.

2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Front View

The air suspension setup soaks up anything and everything without any hint to those inside the cabin. Opt for Black badge model and Rolls-Royce up tunes the engine output and tweaks the suspension and transmission for sportier performance.

How do the brakes perform on the Rolls-Royce Wraith?

The Rolls-Royce Wraith brakes stand up to the abuse pretty comfortably. The braking is equally impressive with the 5,400 pounds Rolls-Royce Wraith stopping in just 109 feet from 60 mph. During the emergency stops, nose dive was evident but isn’t worrying.

2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Has Front Brake is 14.7 in.

Model

Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe

Mercedes Benz AMG S65

Bentley Continental GT

Brake Rotors Front

14.7"

13.2"

16.5"

Brake Rotors Rear

14.6"

11.8"

15"

Curb Weight

5380 lbs

4553 lbs

4947 lbs

60-0 MPH

109 ft

NA

168 ft

The 2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith comes equipped with big four-wheel anti-lock discs. The fade won’t be an issue on the road and the brakes compliment the thirst for adventure.

2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Fuel Economy

4.0/10

Even the faintest thought of EPA ratings or fuel economy must be dealt with rethinking or probably rethinking. Its something like a selenophile worrying about the mileage of a rocket. However, simplifying for you, the V-12 powered Wraith’s fuel economy ratings are competitive with the market rivals. The heft and massive proportions of Wraith return a better average than its closest competitors.

Model

Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe

Mercedes Benz AMG S65

Bentley Continental GT

MPG (City)

12

13

12

MPG (Highway)

18

21

20

MPG (Combined)

14

16

14

Fuel Capacity 21.9 gallons 24.3 gallons 23.8 gallons
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 262/394/306 miles 316/510/388 miles 286/476/333 miles

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

12.6

11

10.4

The satellite-aided transmission reads the road ahead and keeps the transmission in tune with the upcoming road conditions which avoids unnecessary upshift or downshift. This system indirectly supplements the fuel economy of Wraith.

2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Interior

9.5/10

All the Ghost luxury abounds the Wraith for a posh and comfortable ride. The Wraith’s rear-hinged doors are a great conversation starter. The suicide doors make it easier to get in and out of the car but when the doors are open it is difficult to reach the door pulls from inside. This problem is not a concern since the doors are electrically controlled at the touch of a button.

2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Front Seats

The quality inside is exceptional, its a Rolls-Roy e after all. Swathes of the finest leather, real wood, and genuine metal accents cover nearly every visible surface along with knobs and door handles. The sloping roofline and two-door body do not confront the ample space available at the rear for two adults to sit comfortably. The center console extends from the front of the car to the rear between the two rear bucket seats. However, the Rolls-Royce Wraith flaunts a high window line which is a big issue as it blocks visibility.

Model

Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe

Mercedes Benz AMG S65

Bentley Continental GT

Seating Capacity

4

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.4/59.0/41.5

42.1/59.7/41.4

40.1/N/A/41.9

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.0/54.7/36.9

39.2/59.1/43.0

33.7/N/A/41.9

What the infotainment features in Rolls-Royce Wraith?

The Rolls-Royce Wraith not only shares the platform with the BMW but also depends on it for entertainment needs. This is not at all bad since the BMW infotainment system is easy to use and is quite intuitive. Navigation and real-time traffic updates are standard, as is an 18-speaker audio system and a head-up display.

At no point, you feel like being in a 3-series or so, thanks to the bespoke looks and feel given to the buttons and controls.

 Key Infotainment Features

  • Surround-view camera system
  • 3-inch center display screen
  • Navigation system
  • 18-speaker sound system with satellite and HD radio
  • Digital music storage
  • USB ports

 Cargo Capacity

The 2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith offers a class-leading cargo space of 16.6 cu-ft. The enticing Grand Tourer is comfortably capable of seating the driver, three passengers and their luggage with space to spare.

Model

Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe

Mercedes Benz AMG S65

Bentley Continental GT

Cargo Capacity

16.6 cu.ft.

12.3 cu.ft.

12.6 cu.ft.

The Wraith is a wide car, thus accomplishes a better cargo space than the direct rivals, even the Bentley Continental GT. however, the sedan counterpart of Wraith offers more cargo space.

Key Interior Features

  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Wood accents
  • Heated front seats with massage functions
  • Head-up display
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Available Starlight headliner
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2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Interior
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2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Interior
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2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Interior
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2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Interior
2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Interior
2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Interior
2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Interior
2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Interior
2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Interior

2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Exterior

9.0/10

Every car from Goodwood’s stable is crowned by the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy, illuminated in the Wraith. The arrival of the Rolls-Royce Wraith is marked by the commanding Pantheon grille riding atop 20” or 21” wheels with self-righting wheel centers. The 2020 Wraith shares a similar Ghost platform but has a shorter wheelbase and a wider rear track. The overall height is 1.7 inches lower.

2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe 3 Quarter View

The Rolls-Royce bespoke department will tailor the Wraith in virtually any way you desire, be it a personalized message or insignia engraved onto treadplates to the exterior colors. The Wraith Black Badge flaunts sportier design cues to complement the upgraded performance. The exterior upgrades include a gloss-black Spirit of Ecstasy, carbon-fiber and alloy wheels, LED headlights, darkened air vents, a different clock, and embroidery in the shape of an infinity sign.

Model

Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe

Mercedes Benz AMG S65

Bentley Continental GT

Curb Weight

5380 lbs

4553 lbs

4947 lbs

Length

208.1"

206.9"

190.9"

Width

76.7"

83.9"

77.4"

Height

59.3"

58.8"

55.3"

Ground Clearance

6.5"

5"

5.6"

Wheelbase

122.5"

124.6"

112.2"

Key Exterior Features

  • Pantheon Grille
  • 20” or 21” wheels with self-righting wheel centers
  • Illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy
  • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Exterior
2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Exterior
2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Exterior
2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Exterior
2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Exterior
2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Exterior
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2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Exterior
2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Exterior
2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe Exterior
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2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Safety

8.0/10

A car that costs this much tends to bring in confidence with some exceptional safety and driver-assistance technology. This is not the case in the Wraith, which comes equipped with basic standard safety equipment. No matter what this luxury saloon is more than safe courtesy of features like the 360-degree view around the car for assistance with maneuvers, an infrared eye in the front grille to detect hazards at night for up to 300 meters away. This assisted ‘night vision’ extends far beyond the headlights’ beam and provides you with invaluable time to react to potential dangers.

Key safety features include:

  • Air bag-frontal-driver
  • Air bag-frontal-passenger
  • Air bag-side body-front
  • Air bag-side body-rear
  • Four-Wheel ABS
  • Daytime running lights
  • Traction control
  • Night Vision
  • Rollover protection bars
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Stability control
  • Back-up camera
  • Parking aid
  • Lane departure warning
  • Rolls-Royce assist emergency SOS

2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Competition

2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith vs Bentley Continental GT Speed

The Bently GT seems to violate the laws of thermodynamics as it gets to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds, even when it posses less hp than the Rolls-Royce Wraith. The GT Continental is an all-wheel-drive with a top speed of 205 hp, which can surpass the Wraith which is limited to 155 mph. It’s not that the Bentley GT offers a poorly crafted interior or lesser luxury but is far from what Rolls-Royce offers. The Wraith, fittingly, sets the standard for class and luxury. Also, the infotainment system of Wraith is more indulging and better. No matter how costly the Rolls Royce Wraith maybe but its presence and style are unconditional.

2020 Bentley Continental GT Speed

2020 Roll-Royce Wraith vs. Mercedes-Benz AMG S65

The AMG S65 coupe is powered by 6.0-l turbo V12, equally powerful and extravagantly exciting. The Mercedes S-class in more powerful than the Wraith and still manages to be precise around the corners. Wraith is not a sports saloon but a grand tourer, while the Mercedes counterpart is a sportier affair. Also, the S-class is spacious from inside and offers way more safety tech at hand. The performance, reliability, and safety make the S-class the value choice. However, if luxury and presence are the preferences, there is no looking around other than the Rolls-Royce.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S65

2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Final Verdict

To ask if the Rolls-Royce Wraith is a good car or not won’t find any ground. The Wraith is an exhibition of luxury, immaculate craftsmanship, spirited performance. Being in one is like a heavenly adobe, with stars glittering in the night sky. In terms of value, emotions can’t be quantified. However, Rolls-Royce Wraith in comparison with its direct rivals may not be the most spirited performer but is the most luxurious saloon.