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Jon Olsson rids his Lambo for a Rally-Ready Rolls-Royce Wraith

Man of mystery, Jon Olsson, is known for never opting for subtlety when it comes to purchasing a new ride. However, the same can’t be said for practicality; although his famous AWD Lamborghini Huracan held a mountain ski box like non other, the two-seater wasn’t equipped with space for his friends and family. So he’s decided that it just won’t do anymore.

So, Olsson has outed with the old Lambo and is in with a new and modified 2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith. The Wraith packs in 810 horsepower, features 24-inch forged rimms and has had an impressive camouflaged paint job. Originally, the ski legend wanted to go for an off-road, winterized look with the Rolls which explains the extra lights and magnetic rooftop jerrycan cage. However, as the project dragged into June, the team ended splitting the difference with a summer-rally inspired set-up.

A Rolls-Royce coupe is certainly the opposite to what most people have in mind whilst thinking of a performance machine. Although, George’s 6.6 litre twin turbo V-12 certainly sounds impressive as it growls through a custom Quicksilver exhaust. The team at Absolut Motors have also lowered and tightened the suspension, which has nodded to Olssen that he won’t have an invite to a Rolls-Royce event anytime soon.

Minutes after the Wrath was complete of its make-over, Olssen and his team hopped in and drove over 1,400 miles from Absolut Motors’ shop in the Netherlands to his house in Marbella, Spain.

Olssen also has visions of turning the already impressive motor into a snowplow. He promises a winter-ready “George 2.0” by the end of 2017. Who knows what motors he has planned for 2018, and indeed what cosmetic differences he will add to them.

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2016 Wraith Black Badge: The fastest Rolls Royce yet!

Wanting to entice new customers without excluding existing ones Rolls Royce are still on a mission to create performance cars, traditionally known for focusing on style and panache. Their latest release, the 2016 Wraith Black Badge, is a prime example of this, boasting completely separate characteristics to its predecessors.

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With enhanced performance as well as modernised styling the car pays homage to its past while catapulting the brand into new realms, geared towards a younger market than the Wraith has previously sought to attract. Hailed for its handling, performance, usability and feel-good factor the car seems to be ticking all of the boxes, seemingly built entirely from customer demand.

New-money buyers

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Where Rolls Royce owners tend to be older businesspeople Rolls Royce claim to be responding to demands from new-money buyers, seeing an influx of younger riches eager to buy powerful vehciles.

According to Car Magazine

‘A significant subset of youthful, new-money buyers have approached the company looking for a less stately, more edgy kind of Rolls. The Black Badge series is Goodwood’s response.’

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Mechanical changes

The Wraith’s twin-turbo 6.6-litre V12 engine has seen its torque output increased by 52lb ft to a whopping 642lb ft. While a significant change the output remains the same. With the Wraith the most powerful of the Rolls Royce convoy sources say that there was no need to increase the power, with the 624bhp being perfectly adequate.

In addition the Wraith Badge also enjoys a new gearbox with specific software mapping, with the impressive sport mode holding gears longer and encouraging that Rolls Royce roar that we all know and love. Set to be rolled out into all of the Rolls Royce vehicles the brand has set itself new limits, especially under the bonnet.

‘This mode works in conjunction with a new throttle map, which alters the timing and speed of gearshifts according to how hard the driver pushes the pedal towards the plush carpet, and takes away the deliberate delay built into the standard Wraith’s pullaway response – a legacy of Rolls’ traditional chauffeur-centric setups’ the Car Magazine explains.

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