The model will be the most powerful in Rolls’s history, and is set to be revealed at the Geneva motor show in March. Rolls CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said the Wraith would “draw superlatives” when it is revealed in Geneva.
“Expect the boldest design, the most dramatic performance and the most powerful Rolls-Royce that has ever played host to the famous Spirit of Ecstasy figurine,” he said.
“We will present a model whose starting point is luxury, refinement and exclusivity, traits that have made Rolls-Royce the world’s pinnacle luxury good for the last 108 years. This is a car not only defined by a timeless elegance, but one that encapsulates a sense of power, style and drama.”
The Wraith name was first used by Rolls in 1938.
Insiders have previously revealed the Wraith will produce as much as 600bhp from its highly tuned twin-turbo 6.6-litre V12 engine. Torque will rise by a proportional amount over the engine’s state of tune in the Ghost saloon, but insiders insist the famed Rolls refinement will be retained.
The Wraith will have a wheelbase around 180mm shorter than the Ghost’s 3295mm, with an overall length of around 5200mm expected. The kerb weight is tipped to be around 2300kg.
The cabin will include "Phantom Grade" leathers and an open-pore wood finish called Canadel Panelling.
Rolls has said it will release a series of teaser images of the Wraith in the build-up to its Geneva launch on 5 March.