100 years ago today, John Alcock and Arthur Brown defied all odds to complete the first non-stop transatlantic flight in less than 16 hours, powered by Rolls-Royce engines. The Wraith Eagle VIII is a car for those who share their rare audacity; individuals bound by one common driver: the power of Rolls-Royce. #RollsRoyce#Wraith#AlcockandBrown . . . .
The figures on fuel consumptions and CO2 emissions shown are determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. Figures are intended for comparability purposes. The fuel consumption you achieve under real life driving conditions and CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.
The figures marked with (*) are based on the new test (WLTP) and are translated back into outgoing test (NEDC) in order to ensure a comparison between the vehicles.
The figures marked with (#) are already based on the new test (WLTP). For the assessment of taxes or other duties based on CO2-emissions, the CO2 figures may differ to the figures stated here. The figures shown consider optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tyres available on the selected model and may vary during the configuration.
Further information about the official fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars is available in a guide available at all selling points and at http://carfueldata.direct.gov.uk/in the United Kingdom, at http://www.dat.de/…/ve…/leitfaden-kraftstoffverbrauch.htmlin Germany or an equivalent guide published by your local government authority.
During their legendary transatlantic crossing, the instrument panel within Alcock and Brown’s plane froze. Masterfully, the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective have subtly referenced this in Wraith Eagle VIII by fabricating a clock with an iced background effect that features a faint green glow in night time driving conditions. #RollsRoyce#Wraith
The Eagle VIII’s Starlight Headliner features 1,183 starlight fibres inspired by the very constellation that guided Alcock and Brown to safety on their legendary 1919 transatlantic crossing. #RollsRoyce#Wraith
Inside the chest, four champagne flutes made from hand-blown crystal and arranged to draw parallels with the V12 engine. Proudly inlaid in stainless-steel, the Spirit of Ecstasy sets the same standard of unrivalled excellence expected of our motor cars.
Tudor Oak Wood flank the chassis of the chest made from carbon fibre and aluminium, cloaked in natural grain black leather. Designed to delight at the simple touch of a button; this is champagne as you’ve never experienced it before.
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When enjoying our cars, one does not simply drive, but glides as though floating above the surface of the road. Our legendary ride has become so revered that customers have affectionally named it the ‘Magic Carpet Ride’. Find out why via the link in our bio.