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Rolls-Royce Wraith "History of Rugby" Edition

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On a small, unassuming building at a private day school in Rugby, Warwickshire, England, there is a plaque that reads, "This stone commorates the exploit of William Webb Ellis who with a fine disregard for the rulesof football as played in his time first took the ball in his arms and ran with it." In a headquarters in Goodwood, England, however, there is a not-so-unassuming new one-off Rolls-Royce Wraith on display, also created to celebrate the history of rugby and the on-going world cup hosted in the UK. Wearing an English White paint scheme, its exterior pays homage to the white shirt worn at the Rugby School founded in 1567 that is still worn today by the English rugby team. Inside, the Bespoke Design Studio also applied a red rose motif inside on the deep green, grass-inspired coachline while 21-inch alloys finish the luxury elaboration. Inside, the red rose features continue along with piano black veneer on the dash while a 6.6-liter V12 twin-turbo engine lays in wait under the hood. All in all, a fitting tribute to a beautiful, yet aggressive sport that only RR could pull off.