The Wraith, the most powerful V12 Rolls-Royce to date, is reaching the end of its production life. The brand’s ultra-sleek fastback coupe is ending, but not without a grandiose exit. With that comes the Rolls-Royce Black Badge Wraith Black Arrow Collection. This is a limited production collection of cars celebrating the Wraith and its V12 engine.
Inspiration for the Wraith Black Arrow Collection comes from the land speed record-breaking Thunderbolt racer from the 1930s, driven by Captain George Eyston, and boasted a top speed of over 350 mph. Evidence of this can be seen in the Wraith Black Arrow’s Gradient paint, which Rolls-Royce claims is the most complex finish the brand has ever produced.
Other bespoke features include an illuminated Thunderbolt aero sculpture in the center console and an enhanced Starlight Headliner with a record-breaking 2,117 fiber-optic ‘stars.’ The headliner arrangement is said to mimic the constellation as it would have looked on September 16, 1938, the date of Eyston’s final speed record.
In addition, the passenger side dashboard features a homage to internal combustion with detailed outlines of a V12 engine’s blueprint. The dark interior is contrasted with the new Club Leather, shown in bright yellow. Rolls-Royce also stated that each door panel is made of 320 marquetry pieces to create its tactile surface effect.
Only 12 Rolls-Royce Black Badge Wraith Black Arrow Collection examples will be built. Sadly, these are also the last V12 Wraiths to be produced as the brand moves forward to its declared electric future.
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