Rolls-Royce has confirmed the debut of its new Ghost-based coupe will mark the return of the Wraith name, last seen on a model produced between 1938 and 1939.
Scheduled to appear at March's Geneva Motor Show, the Wraith will be the most powerful model ever to wear the Spirit of Ecstasy bonnet ornament.
Power in the big two-door is expected to come from an enhanced version of the 420kW 6.6 litre twin-turbo V12 that drives the Ghost, with reports pointing to a nearly 450kW output.
If these whispers are true, we could potentially expect the two-tonne-or-so Wraith to hit 100km/h in 4.5 to 5.0 seconds.
The eight speed auto should also be along for the ride, with everything protected from the outside world by the incredibly comfortable air suspension.
“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," Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said.
"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 also comes as a surprise, with Rolls owner BMW trademarking the name 'Corniche' last year. A decoy filing, or a hint at another new model in the future?
Watch for the Wraith to debut in March, and read our Ghost review here.
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