Illustration for article titled Is The Rolls Royce Wraith The Modern BMW 8 Series?

The late, lamented BMW 8 series was like a coupe version of the top-spec BMW 7 series limousine. Is it really gone, or did it just get a Rolls Royce badge?


For those of you who don't know, the RR Ghost is built on BMW's 7 series platform. The RR Wraith is a coupe version of the RR Ghost. That should make the Wraith a modern 8 series, right?

Well, the pillarless fastback design remains, the brooding headlights remain, and the V12 engine configuration remains.


Do you think the Roller has a distinct enough identity to be independent of any Beemer connotations, or is it the secret successor to the 8er's status?

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