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Now that didn’t take long, did it? It was only in January this year that Rolls-Royce announced it is resurrecting the Wraith name for its new coupe model – a moniker it last used in the Thirties. Come March, the Rolls-Royce Wraith debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, following a lengthy series of teasers.

Fast-forward another three months and uber-coupe is here in Malaysia. Order books are already open, and first customer cars will arrive in the final quarter of this year, no later than those in Europe. RM1.3 million (without duties, before options) is the price to pay, in between the Ghost and Ghost EWB models.

Rolls-Royce insists that the Wraith is not simply a coupe version of the Ghost, though it is clearly based on that model and they share plenty of common parts. It has a completely different character and is the company’s new interpretation of an ultra-luxury grand tourer.

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The front-end design is derivative of the Ghost limo’s, though not without unique elements – primarily the brand’s first deeply recessed grille. That, the fastback silhouette and wide rear tracks show off the Wraith’s dynamic intent.

624 hp and 800 Nm of torque from the Ghost’s tuned 6.6 litre twin-turbo V12 engine make it the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever. It gets from zero to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, and its top speed is limited to 250 km/h. The Wraith is as comfortable as it is dynamic, as explained in a cool video we featured earlier.

There’s a long list of features available on the car (most of which is shared with high-end BMWs), which we have covered extensively here. Suffice to say, it covers your every need from an automobile. If it doesn’t, there’s always the Bespoke programme at your disposal.