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Rolls Royce Wraith with a stereo to block the sound of the outside world
Special limited edition Rolls Royce to honour musicians
From Elvis to John Lennon, musicians have flocked to the Rolls Royce as their car of choice.Now, the firm has created a special limited edition model to honour them - complete with a smart stereo system.
The Rolls Royce Wraith boasts an 18 channel stereo system, and microphones that can monitor outside noises to help block them
The Wraith 'Inspired by Music' has 'the most exhaustively designed sound system in automotive history,' according to Rolls Royce.
They say the sound is so good its is creating 'the most exclusive music venue' that delivers an unrivalled aural experience.
The Bespoke Audio system was created from scratch by a team of the world's very best automotive audio engineers.
The two-year development process saw the team work closely with Rolls-Royce interior designers to ensure the system was perfectly tuned to the interior of the cabin.
Interior designers had to consult with the Chief Audio Engineer before making any changes.
It resulted in a 1300W, 18 channel system comprising two highly powerful bass speakers, seven tweeters and seven mid range speakers.
Two 'exciter' speakers hand-fitted in the car's headlining play a vital role in bringing the sound to the listener at ear-level; ensuring the output perfectly imitates the way music is experienced in a live setting.
Microphones constantly monitor ambient and exterior noises and will adjust volume and tone settings automatically to ensure no 'external agent' detracts from the user's listening pleasure.
The Wraith is a a 5,400lb four-seater with a 624-horsepower 6.6-litre V12 driving its rear wheels, able to leap from zero to 60mph in 4.4 seconds.
It also uses GPS for the transmission, and the eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox relies on positioning to pick gears in advance, gauging the situation down to the exact stretch of road.
It also boasts a heads-up display, voice command support and the infotainment system's multi-touch trackpad.
'Wraith 'Inspired by Music' appeals to those looking to Rolls-Royce for unique and creative motor cars,' said Torsten Müller Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
'Its effortlessly cool appearance complements the superior Bespoke Audio system; the contemporary use of copper creates an atmospheric setting for the most encompassing music system on the market.'
The car has a specially developed 'Lyrical Copper' exterior paint finish, presented with a blend of brushed and polished textures elegantly hints at the use of copper in only the very best audio systems.
On opening the car's coach-doors attention is drawn to re-imagined speaker grilles in copper theme, and engraved with the words 'Bespoke Audio'.
The door panniers and floor mats have been crafted from finely-woven leather to add an additional depth of tactility to the car's interior cabin.
Copper-coloured door inserts, which start at the front of the cabin before tapering at the rear, have been included in the design to emphasise Wraith's characteristic internal curves.