Novitec’s Spofec division has developed a kit for the Rolls-Royce Wraith that is sure to get owners of the luxury vehicle excited – that is if they’re not already happy with the high level of performance and styling on offer.
One of the most elegant coupes in the world, the Wraith hardly needs to be touched to make it appealing. What Spofec has done is come up with some ‘sporty and elegant’ bodywork components, a bespoke set of 22-inch wheels, a new suspension module for the air suspension, a new carbon-ceramic high-performance braking system, and a boost in engine power.
All of the Wraith’s new bodywork pieces are made from high-grade carbon fibre to ensure the fit is perfect as well as providing a flawless surface to paint on. The front sees a new bumper bar fitted, giving the Wraith “an even more distinctive face”. The bumper is also said to reduce lift on the front axle. There’s also air extractors behind the front wheel arches, a new rear bumper, and a new neat lip spoiler for the bootlid.
The Spofec SP1 wheels measure 22×9-inch on the front and 22×10.5-inch on the rear, and are available in matt black, silver, or titanium. The tyres are Pirelli items, and spread 265-wide on the front and 295-wide on the rear. The Wraith’s air suspension system has been lowered by approximately 40mm (at speeds under 140km/h the height raises to the factory level) thanks to a special control module. Both the new wheels and lowered ride height give the Spofec-tuned Wraith a sinister look.
The kit includes a new plug-and-play N-Tronic module for the engine that controls mapping for the injection and ignition, and increases boost pressure. Spofec has also fitted up a new stainless-steel exhaust system that’s five kilograms lighter that the factory item, and provides a “sportier but never obtrusive exhaust note”. The exhaust also comes with a control valve that offers electronic sound management from within the cabin.
Output after the installation of the kit increases by 62.5kW and 186Nm, bringing total output for the 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 to 527kW and 986Nm. As a result, the tuned Wraith is capable of sprinting from 0-100km/h in just 4.2 seconds, but remains electronically limited to 250km/h.
Pulling up the big coupe is a new set of carbon-ceramic high-performance brakes measuring 405mm (front) and 395mm (rear). The carbon ceramic brakes save a total of 38kg, helping to reduce the car’s unsprung mass for improved handling.
Spofec says its kit not only translates into improved performance, but an even more superior driving experience on the road with unchanged exemplary eco-friendliness. Novitec recently came up with a kit for the Rolls-Royce Ghost – the sedan version of the Wraith.