Rolls Royce has taken wraps off of their first EV, christened the Spectre. Based on the same architecture as the current Phantom VIII, it will be the replacement of the erstwhile Phantom VII Coupe.
Rolls Royce Spectre exterior
Starting off from the front, the Spectre carries the distinctive Rolls Royce design language. The front end is dominated by the “Pantheon” grille as they call it which is also claimed to be the widest one put on a production Rolls yet. Flanking it are split-headlamps for illumination. The automaker has provided 23 inch wheels which they claim are the largest ones fitted to any two-door coupe ever. The Spectre has also achieved a drag co-efficient of 0.25cd making it the most aerodynamic Rolls Royce as well. At the rear, the fastback tail is also the largest single part fitted on any of the carmakers products. On the sides are two sleek taillamps which can have personalised trims.
Rolls Royce Spectre interior
The interior of the Spectre remains largely similar to its siblings. The doors now receive the starlight illumination as an option as well which was previously restricted to the roof. The Spectre will also debut the “SPIRIT” software for the respective functions and will remain exclusive to Rolls Royce cars replacing the current one b0rrowed from BMW. With the new software, the customisation range has also increased with customers now able to personalise the dials. Rolls, as always will be offering an array of personalisation to permit near infinite combinations.
Rolls Royce Spectre powertrain
In terms of performance, the Spectre gets propelled by motor producing 576HP and upto 900NM of torque. This is derived from a battery pack with a WLTP range of 520Kms. Simultaneously the Spectre does the 0-60mph run in just 4.4 seconds according to Rolls Royce. They also claim to have tested it over more than 2.5million kilometres. A Planar suspension is also present which is capable of decoupling the anti-roll bars for a smoother ride when one wheel goes through an undulation. The system uses a suite of 18 sensors to stiffen and regulate various components ensuring a smoother and stable ride quality.
Rolls Royce Spectre pricing and production
While unveiling the car, Rolls has specified that a few figures and components could change since it is still in the final stage of testing. They have planned a market launch for Q4 2023 with deliveries beginning soon after. While pricing details have not been revealed yet, it will be positioned between the Cullinan and Phantom. Bookings are open through the automaker’s dealerships.
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