Rolls-Royce Motor Cars recently took the covers off the Wraith ”Inspired by Music” model that makes the unit more easily available for its clients. For the past 50 years, the marque has developed a long-standing love affair with the most celebrated artists in the music industry as the brand has been their preferred choice showcasing the ultimate affirmation of their success.
Since the launch of Wraith in 2013, customers have been able to commission their Rolls-Royce Wraith with Bespoke Audio, the most exhaustively designed sound system in automotive history. Like every element of a Rolls-Royce motor car, its construction blends the finest components with the skill of the most eminent experts in their field. Now, with Wraith “Inspired by Music,” these characteristics and the precious materials used in the Bespoke Audio system are brought very much to the fore, creating “the most exclusive music venue” that delivers an unrivalled aural experience.
“Wraith ‘Inspired by Music’ appeals to those looking to Rolls-Royce for unique and creative motor cars. Its effortlessly cool appearance complements the superior Bespoke Audio system; the contemporary use of copper creates an atmospheric setting for the most encompassing music system on the market,” said Torsten Müller Ötvös, chief executive officer at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
A Lyrical Copper exterior paint finish, presented with a blend of brushed and polished textures elegantly hints at the use of copper in only the very best audio systems. On opening the car’s coach-doors, attention is drawn to re-imagined speaker grilles, presented in copper theme and engraved with the words “Bespoke Audio.” The door panniers and floor mats have been crafted from finely-woven leather to add an additional depth of tactility to the car’s interior cabin. Copper-colored door inserts, which start at the front of the cabin before tapering at the rear, have been included in the design to emphasize Wraith’s characteristic internal curves.
A book matched copper finish features for the first time on Wraith’s fascia, boldly extending the car’s theme. The same copper tone extends to Wraith’s signature seat bullets.
The particular detail that went into the development of the car’s sound-system is employed in every facet of the construction of the car. For example, the chaplets on the clock have been designed and meticulously crafted with a combination of warming copper and silver, while the radial lines of the outer bezel playfully emulate the look and feel of vinyl records.
The Bespoke Audio system was created from scratch by a team of the world’s very best automotive audio engineers. The two-year development process saw the teamwork closely with Rolls-Royce interior designers to ensure the system was perfectly tuned to the interior of the cabin. Indeed, this pursuit of aural perfection was deemed so important the interior designers had to consult with the chief audio engineer before making any changes.
The extraordinary clarity of sound and dynamic range is delivered via a 1300-watt, 18-channel system comprising two highly powerful bass speakers, seven tweeters and seven mid range speakers. Two “exciter” speakers hand-fitted in the car’s headlining play a vital role in bringing the sound to the listener at ear-level, ensuring the output perfectly imitates the way music is experienced in a live setting. Microphones constantly monitor ambient and exterior noises and will adjust volume and tone settings automatically to ensure no external agent detracts from the user’s listening pleasure.
Wraith “Inspired by Music” completes a trilogy of striking and distinctive Bespoke Collections. The first, Wraith “Inspired by Film,” celebrates Rolls-Royce’s long association with the silver screen while Wraith “Inspired by Fashion” allows customers to commission a true piece of automotive haute couture inspired by the materials and motifs of cutting-edge high fashion.