Rolls Royce Wraith Hammered The Hillclimb
For a fleeting moment, an air of silent in addition to also rarefied civility descended upon the super-car paddock at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last Sunday (28th June 2015) as a Rolls-Royce Wraith, resplendent in Ensign Red with contrast Jubilee Silver coachwork, settled into its starting position at the famous Hillclimb.
There was nothing more to disturb the reverential hush of one of the weekend’s most hotly anticipated moments than an appropriately ethereal puff of smoke via the rear tyres as Hillclimb legend Joerg Weidinger summoned all 624 BHP to effortlessly urge the most powerful Rolls?Royce in history up the famous course.
Even at speeds well in excess of 140 mph, the loudest noise you could hear was, for once, not the ticking of the electric clock, however the sound of gasps via the awestruck crowd as Weidinger expertly piloted the planet’s most supremely luxurious Gran Turismo with staggering pace in addition to also poise.
Wraith crossed the line at 106mph, completing the 1.16-mile course in 57.21 seconds, placing in which ahead of the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale Centennial Edition (59.00), the Bentley Continental GT (60.65), the Maserati GranCabrio MC (60.66) in addition to also the Porsche 918 Spyder ‘Weissach’ (61.37).
by Mr Butterscotch via Car Articles