All-Electric Rolls Royce Spectre Unveiled Globally

• Rolls Royce Spectre is the company’s first electric vehicle • Features the widest grille on a Rolls Royce • Debut’s the new Spirit software platform • Bookings open, deliveries from the fourth quarter of 2023

All-Electric Rolls Royce Spectre Unveiled Globally

British luxury automaker, Rolls Royce has unveiled its first all-electric car, called the Spectre. The two-door electric coupe takes sits in between the Phantom and the Cullinan in the company’s line-up and marks the brand’s first step towards becoming all-electric by 2030.

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Rolls-Royce Spectre – Exterior Design

At first glance, the Spectre is unmistakably a Rolls-Royce with its long bonnet, clean lines and fastback tail. The automaker claims that the biggest inspiration for the new model came from modern yachts. The front of the four-wheeler is dominated by the trademark Pantheon grille which is the widest ever on a Rolls-Royce car. As it's mainly for visual purposes, the grille is now more aerodynamically efficient with down tilt vanes that are illuminated at night. As a result, the Spectre is the slipperiest car yet from the brand, with a drag coefficient of 0.25. 

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The grille is flanked by a split-headlight setup, a first since the Phantom Coupe. The side profile of the Spectre has two distinct lines and the lower one is inspired by yachts and called the ‘waft line’. The fastback tail aids aero efficiency, while the vertical taillights have jewel-like detailing. In addition, the company has also tweaked the ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ by making it lean forward more to help with aerodynamics.

Rolls-Royce Spectre – Interior

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The Spectre’s interior shares similarities with the current ghost. What’s new though, is the starlight headliner that now extends to the door pads instead of only on the roof. The dashboard in front of the co-driver seat is illuminated by a nameplate that is surrounded by over 5,500 bright dots dubbed ‘Starlight’. Rolls-Royce has also introduced a new connected car technology platform, Spirit. The analogue dials have been replaced with a digital instrument cluster with dials that can change colour to match the interior trim.

Rolls-Royce Spectre – Powertrain and Platform

The Spectre is underpinned by Rolls-Royce’s all-aluminium “Architecture of Luxury” platform. This modular platform is currently on the Phantom, Ghost and the Cullinan, but was also designed with electrification in mind. The all-electric Spectre features air springs, adaptive dampers, variable roll stiffness, resonators to dampen wheel vibrations and four-wheel steering.

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Since the Spectre is still in the final stages of testing, final specifications for the powertrain haven’t been locked in yet. Rolls-Royce states that the Spectre will have a range of 520 kms on the WLTP cycle with the electric motors producing 585 bhp and 900 Nm of peak figures. The 2,975 kg coupe completes the 0-100 kmph sprint in just 4.5 seconds.

Rolls-Royce Spectre – Launch and Pricing

Rolls-Royce will be launching the Spectre globally in the fourth quarter of 2023 and bookings are currently underway. While pricing hasn’t been revealed, the automaker did say that it will be positioned between the Phantom and Cullinan.

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