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Facelifted 2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith spied

The re-styled Wraith could be shown to the public for the first time at this year\'s Paris show.

An amateur spy shot taken in Germany has given us an early look at the facelifted Rolls-Royce Wraith.

Staying true to tradition, Rolls-Royce will only make minor visual modifications to the Wraith. The spy shot suggests the updates will include new-look LED headlights inspired by the ones found on the Ghost Series II, re-styled bumpers on both ends, and an array of new alloy wheel designs. The cabin will receive an updated infotainment system, and buyers will be able to choose from a wider selection of wood veneers.

It's too early to tell whether Rolls will make mechanical modifications. The current Wraith is powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V12 engine that sends 624 horsepower and 590 lb-ft. of torque to the rear wheels via a satellite-aided eight-speed automatic transmission. It reaches 60 mph from a stop in a brisk 4.4 seconds.

The facelifted Rolls-Royce Wraith likely won't be ready in time for the Geneva Auto Show that will open its doors in early March, but we wouldn't be surprised to see the big coupe in the metal for the first time at this fall's Paris show. Either way, it will land in showrooms as a 2017 model.

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