By Gerry Miles
The fourth and allegedly final image of the Rolls Royce Wraith was released, showing off a fastback silhouetted styling, showing off but three lines that draw the car’s profile.
In the words of Giles Taylor, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Design Director:
“The purposeful fastback profile is Wraith’s defining element.
Inherent in the graceful line that sweeps from the top of the screen to the very rear edge is the promise of fast, yet effortless touring. Yet, perhaps my favourite aspect is the expressive gesture that comes from the side window graphic, gliding through Wraith’s glamorous coach door.
It works with a strong sense of linear purpose from the shoulder line, which has the promise of potential like the athlete in the starting blocks. In contrast, the line that cuts through the shoulder line is a little more artful and adds that certain air of effortlessness to Wraith’s dynamic statement.
In my view the most successful designs always come down to three or four lines.”
The Wraith will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show. Stay tuned.