As the launch film of Wraith enters the BFI National Archive, Rolls-Royce celebrates the moment with a new bespoke Wraith.
The film above is the launch film of Wraith by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Titled ‘And the World Stood Still,’ the film has been accepted into the BFI (British Film Institute) National Archive, the world’s most significant collection of film and TV. To celebrate the event, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has created a bespoke Wraith named ‘Inspired by Film,’ which debuts today at the 2015 New York Auto Show. The car also celebrates Rolls-Royce’s long heritage in films. Rolls-Royce motor cars have featured in movies like Goldfinger (1964), The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964), The Thomas Crowne Affair (1968) and The Great Gatsby (1974).
The film, ‘And the World Stood Still’, was filmed at a secret location near Barcelona. The shoot included an innovative ‘Timeslice’ (frozen time) sequence created using 100 SLR cameras, which is the longest purpose-built camera rig in Europe.
Taking off from the theme of “And the World Stood Still,” the Wraith hints at the (film) noir through the unique bespoke touches. The silver screen is reflected through a two-tone Silver and Jubilee Silver paint scheme, whilst a solid-silver hand-cast Spirit of Ecstasy plays the femme fatale to the leading man, as he follows in her wake on an unexpected adventure each time he takes the wheel.
The Wraith’s coach doors open to reveal Anthracite leather interiors accented with Casden Tan. A pin sharp aluminium band shoots through the Maccassar Ebony open pore panelling.
Wraith is also the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever made. Performance complements the drama of exterior styling as a shorter wheelbase, wider rear track and 624 bhp/465 kW derived from the twin turbo V12 and a 0-60mph of 4.4 seconds (0-100kph, 4.6 seconds) give expression to the car’s dynamic looks. The swept lines of the fastback body of Wraith, a style whose origins can be found in the 1930s era of film noir, signal its purposeful character.
Wraith ‘Inspired by Film’ is now available worldwide.