SPOFEC Rolls Royce Wraith Tuner kit adds performance and looks
There are some cars that are natural candidates for tuners to work their magic on, and there others, not so much. Rolls Royce is one such brand that I would categorize as a car that is better left untouched.
That was before I came across some pictures of a tuner package created for the Rolls Royce Wraith coupe.
Built by German tuner SPOFEC, a subsidiary of NOVITEC focuses on personalizing Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Rolls Royce vehicles. The Rolls Royce Wraith has been their most recent focus and the result is the appropriately named “Overdose”.
All of the parts making up the body kit for the Wraith are made of carbon fiber to keep the weight down. The kit adds an additional five inches of width to the rear fenders that house a set of 22-inch alloy wheels. The rear of the vehicle also sports a reach carbon spoiler lip and a sportier exhaust system. The carbon fiber body kit pretty much wraps the entire front end of the vehicle ranging from the front spoiler to front fender.
Modifications to the Wraith extend under the hood as well. SPOFEC optimized the 6.6-liter V12 biturbo engine to free an additional 85 horsepower, increasing total output to 717 horsepower. Torque is also increased from 590 pound-feet to 728 pound-feet of torque.
What are the effects of these changes on performance you ask?
The modifications shaved 0.2 seconds off of the 0 to 62 mile per hour time to 4.2 seconds. SPOFEC did not change the top speed of the Wraith, that is an electronically limited 155 miles per hour in order to retain the integrity of the tires.
There are a range of options available with the “Overdose” kit. This particular vehicle has several additional options including a more-performance oriented suspension set up lowing the car by 40 millimeters. However, the sports suspension setting is only activated at speeds in excess of 87 miles per hour. At speeds below that threshold, the vehicle retains its original suspension settings.
The second option that this particular Wraith has are carbon ceramic brakes which not only provide excellent stopping power, but also provide a weight savings of 84 pounds compared to the brakes the vehicle leaves the factory with.
SPOFEC also says that it has a wide range of customization options for the interior of the vehicle as well.
You are probably wondering about the origin of the SPOFEC name. It is the abbreviation of ‘Spirt of Ecstacy’, the name of the hood ornament that is found on every Rolls Royce.