2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge Review: Ditch the Driver


Rolls-Royce’s motor cars pretty much define luxury motoring, though usually owners are found in the back of them. The Wraith is a roller you drive yourself, whether it’s from meeting to meeting or holiday home to holiday home. The Black Badge adds an extra layer of speed to proceedings, turning the Wraith into a force to be reckoned with.

Body Style: 2 door luxury coupé Seats: 4    MRP from £276,168


Did you know? The Spirit of Ecstasy, the statue that sits on the nose of every Rolls-Royce, was modelled after Eleanor Velasco Thornton, secretary to Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, with whom she was having an affair.


Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing 

Verdict: (8/10)

Rolls-Royce produces motor cars, some of the finest in the world. They’re the byword for luxury, elegance, decadence, and success on the roads. Only the finest materials have been used in the Wraith Black Badge, and the drive is sublime. While the Black Badge package adds a touch more engine noise, and a bit more ‘sport’ to proceedings, it doesn’t lose any of its Rolls-Royce essence. It’s easily one of the best cars money can buy, but you’ll need a lot of it to get in one.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★★★★ (10/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Safety Features

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

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