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In Pictures: 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith the definition of grand touring coupe

There are more new cars in the $300,000 price range than ever before – but the Wraith stands out even in this crowd

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The new Rolls-Royce Wraith is the fastest car the auto maker has ever built, with a 0-100 km/h speed of 4.6 seconds.


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Power comes from a V12 engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission.


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Satellite Aided Transmission: A new technology that uses GPS mapping data to ensure the correct gear is always pre-selected for the road terrain ahead.


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The fastback coupe's bold lines, recessed grille and raked rear screen give the vehicle an athletic stance, claims the company.


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Heads-up display, adaptive headlights and a keyless trunk are a few of the 'on-board valet' features. 20-inch seven-spoke wheels are standard, 21-inch are optional.


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The Starlight Headliner, a bespoke option, consists of 1,340 fibre optic lights hand-woven into the roof lining to "give the impression of a glittering, starry night sky."


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Blood orange needle tips on the speedometer and power reserve gauge 'hint further at agility, speed and performance.'


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The doors close from the inside with the touch of a button.


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The warm wood panelling is called Canadel, named after the cove in the South of France where Sir Henry Royce and his team wintered. The wood grain is angled at 55 degrees, 'increasing dynamic flow through the interior.'


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Tailored to perfection by the craftspeople in Goodwood, England, the interior boasts bookmatched wood, recessed piping on the seat panels, fine leather and enhanced lighting from reading lights and waterfall roof lights 'for an Art Deco influence.'


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Rear, front and 360-degree top view cameras together provide a 'fish-eye' view at blind junctions and make parking easier.


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The Spirit of Ecstasy figurine has been used for 102 years.


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Rolls-Royce Motor Car Wraith

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