My first drive in a Rolls-Royce

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I won’t lie to you, those of us in the motoring media are a bunch of lucky sods. We get to drive some incredible machines, and I’m not sure machines get any more incredible than a Rolls-Royce.


Lucky me had the chance to take out the Rolls-Royce Wraith, a two and a half ton rear-hinged two door coupe powered by a gigantic 6.6-litre 624bhp twin-turbo V12. Let me tell you, it was quite an experience.


Base price for one of these beauties is a few quid shy of £230,000. I didn’t ask about option costs - and I suspect the customers probably don’t either - so I’m assuming your Rolls-Royce Wraith would come in comfortably over the quarter of a million quid mark.

As a side note, later on this week I’ll be on the Honda Civic Type R launch, we’ll be taking it on track and on a road route in Bratislava, Slovakia. The circuit we’re on is the Slovakiaring, so if there’s anything you’d like to know about the crazy new Type R let me know. I’m also planning to do some of this Periscope thing while I’m out there, so keep an eye on my twitter if you’re interested in watching me trying to talk and film at the same time.


Until then, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about the Wraith experience over breakfast! I’ll get back to answer any comments or questions as soon as I can.

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