Yeah, yeah; we know – a door panel isn’t exactly the most seductive way to tease a new ultra-luxury coupe. Regardless, the latest hint at the forthcoming Rolls-Royce Wraith shows just that: a door panel.
All joking aside, this does appear to be one handsome panel. We’re used to seeing a never-ending expanse of leather hides and decadent wood trim inside Rolls-Royce cabins, but not in as dramatic a fashion as shown here. The leather-trimmed armrest and door pocket appear to float in a sea of open-pore wood veneer that engulfs at least eighty percent of the panel.
We’re also treated to a preview of the Wraith’s dash-mounted chronometer (complete with “Blood Orange” hands) and the implication that the Wraith’s cabin “echoes the cove at Le Canadel.” According to the automaker, that’s the cove in France where Henry Royce’s design team spent their winters. So, uh, there’s that.
Other than these esoteric hints, Rolls isn’t saying much about the Wraith, but we already know a fair amount about the company’s next two-door coupe. Based off the “entry-level” Ghost sedan, the two-door Wraith is expected to share that car’s twin-turbocharged V-12. Normally, that engine spits out 563 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque, but rumor has it the engine’s been tweaked for Wraith duty, and could produce 600 hp or more.
We’ll know more in short order, as the production-spec Wraith will debut on March 5 at the Geneva Motor Show. Stay with us for all the latest on Rolls-Royce’s new two-door, along with other news from the Geneva show.