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Pure Car Class

Atualizado: 30 de mai. de 2023

The Rolls-Royce Wraith's prodigious twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V-12 produces 624 horsepower and 605 pound-feet of torque and mates with a ZF 8HP eight-speed automatic transmission. The first one was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013.

A standard 2023 Rolls-Royce Wraith will set you back a cool $635,000 in the USA which means it will be approximately R$3.000.000,00 here. Bringing a brand new one to Brazil will be much more expensive because of import tax and all the other fees involved with importation. If you can find one here then you might find a used model for around the same price according to online-reports. After researching the web though I'm yet to discover one for sale.

Obviously, a car like this will cost a pretty penny to maintain. Insurance will cost in excess of R$100.000,00 a year while with over a six-liter engine it guzzles petrol. When you’ve got as much power behind the wheels and it almost flies then you’ve got serious muscle to navigate the roads. This is a head turner for sure!

Today, the Rolls-Royce Wraith is the most powerful car ever built by the British marquee. It houses a potent engine, delivering monstrous horsepower. Perhaps this is a testament to how far the luxury brand has come since its first-ever car, the Royce 10, which produced only 10 hp.

Horsepower dates back to the advent of the steam engine. Years ago, everything was driven by horses, but everything changed with the invention of the steam engine by Scottish born James Watt. He needed a convenient way to sell his engines, so he came up with the measurement of horsepower.

Obviously, such a stylish car with such a price tag will be a beacon for thieves. However, if you can afford one then why not. This is pure class at its best!

Have a great day!

Prof. Carl Boniface

Vocabulary builder:

Prodigious (adj) = extraordinary, phenomenal, unusual, exceptional, wonderful, remarkable, amazing, impressive

Guzzles (v) = gulps, consumes, swallows, drinks, scoffs, knocks back

Marquee (n) in the USA it means a canopy projecting over the entrance to a theater, hotel, or other building. In the UK it means a large tent used for social or commercial functions. It can also describe a person with a starring role, almost always preceding the word player, like when you describe the most well-known member of your local mime troupe as your "marquee player." Definitions of marquee. large and often sumptuous tent. synonyms: pavilion.

Horsepower (n) = a unit of power equal to 550 foot-pounds per second (745.7 watts). The power of an engine measured in terms of horsepower. "A strong 140-horsepower engine"

Advent (n) = the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event.

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