New Rolls-Royce Ghost coupe to be called Wraith
The all-new car is set to become the marque's most powerful production car ever. It will get its official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in March, with the first customer deliveries expected later this year.
Speaking at Rolls-Royce's World Dealer Conference in London, the firm's CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos said: "Rolls-Royce Wraith will draw superlatives when it is unveiled in Geneva.
"Expect the boldest design, the most dramatic performance and the most powerful Rolls-Royce that has ever played host to the famous Spirit of Ecstasy figurine.
"We will present a model whose starting point is luxury, refinement and exclusivity, traits that have made Rolls-Royce the world's pinnacle luxury good for the last 108 years. This is a car not only defined by a timeless elegance, but one that encapsulates a sense of power, style and drama," added Muller-Otvos.
According to Autocar, Rolls-Royce insiders say the new Wraith could produce as much as 600bhp from a twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V12.
The car will also be a little shorter than the Ghost saloon and is thought to weigh around 2,300kg.
The name was first used on a Rolls in 1938 (pictured) and later used in 1950 with the Silver Wraith. It appeared once again in the 1970s on an extended version of the Silver Shadow II, this time called Silver Wraith II.
Rolls-Royce says teaser images will be revealed in the weeks leading up to the Geneva Motor Show.