Rolls-Royce Wraith will be a fastback

Rolls-Royce has confirmed the newest model, the Wraith, will be a fastback
Rolls-Royce has confirmed the newest model, the Wraith, will be a fastback

The newest model to roll off the Goodwood manufacturing line will be unveiled in Geneva next week.

A series of images of the hotly-anticipated car have been released, and Rolls Royce has at last revealed the car will be a fastback.

This means the roof line slopes continuously down the back.

Giles Taylor, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars design director said: “The purposeful fastback profile is Wraith’s defining element.

“Inherent in the graceful line that sweeps from the top of the screen to the very rear edge is the promise of fast, yet effortless touring. Yet, perhaps my favourite aspect is the expressive gesture that comes from the side window graphic, gliding through Wraith’s glamorous coach door.

“It works with a strong sense of linear purpose from the shoulder line, which has the promise of potential like the athlete in the starting blocks. In contrast, the line that cuts through the shoulder line is a little more artful and adds that certain air of effortlessness to Wraith’s dynamic statement.

“In my view the most successful designs always come down to three or four lines.”