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When Rolls Royce revived the Wraith name for a two-door luxury car back in 2013, it remained significantly quiet about its sales for the next three years despite the car being the fastest in the brand’s 100-year history. Its Bespoke division came back with the Wraith Black Badge in March 2016, and finally, the Wraith Nautical Edition, which was inspired by classic racing yachts.
According to a source, the 2016 Rolls Royce Wraith Nautical Edition was designed with luxury racing yachts in mind. It has an interior that pays homage to classic decks seen on yachts and a unique exterior paint and dashboard not used on the standard model.
The focus was given to the car’s exterior design through custom paints, leather and wood veneers.
Outside, it has a sporty design enhanced by the special paint scheme of Arabian Blue. The side body panels and bumper were colored the same blue paint while English White was used on the grille surround, engine hood and roof. The pinstriped coachline with a white anchor motif furthered that yacht-inspired theme the car has.
Inside, the “nautical” theme of the car is even more evident. It has an authentic dashboard veneer that pays homage to the classic decks found on cruiser boats. The seats and door panels are made of brown Forest Fall leather with Navy Blue piping. Its two-tone scheme is also clearly seen on the dark blue carpet.
What’s more, the Nautical Edition is fitted with a Starlight Headliner, a Bespoke tradition that turns the roof into a starlit sky. The brightness of the “star” can be adjusted—whether it is needed to be bright enough for reading or dim for a relaxing grow.
To create that “constellation,” the leather is perforated with 800 to 1,600 holes.
There are no details yet on the drivetrain, but it looks like the Nautical Edition will come with a 6.6-liter V-12 that can produce 623 turbocharged horses and 590 pound-feet of torque. This is enough for the coupe to go from 0 to 60 mph in only 4.4 seconds and get a top speed of 186 mph.