Rolls-Royce Spectre, the first electric model of the British brand, has 585 hp and an autonomy of up to 520 kilometers on a single charge. The first Rolls-Royce electric cars will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2023.
The Brits say the new Rolls-Royce Spectre electric model creates a new segment in the ultra-luxury electric coupe car industry. Prices for European countries could be around 400,000 euros. Spectre prices will be between Cullinan and Phantom.
Rolls-Royce Spectre specifications
The new 4-seater Rolls-Royce Spectre is 5,453 millimeters long, 2,080 millimeters wide, 1,559 millimeters tall and has a wheelbase of 3,210 millimeters. Its own mass is 2,975 kilograms.
The British electric car has a battery with a capacity of 100 kWh and an autonomy of 520 km WLTP on a charge. The actual range could be 450 km.
With a power of 585 HP, the Rolls-Royce reaches 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds. The electric model can reach a maximum speed of 250 km/h.
The Spectre is the most aerodynamic Rolls-Royce, with a Cx coefficient of 0.25, although it has the largest grille ever on a Rolls model, illuminated by 22 LEDs.
The Spirit of Ecstasy symbol could not be missing from the hood of the electric car. However, it has been optimized aerodynamically.
The Spectre is the first production two-door coupé to be fitted with 23-inch wheels in nearly 100 years.
For the first time on a production Rolls-Royce, the Spectre is available with Starlight doors, which incorporate 4,796 low-light ‘stars’. The Spectre nameplate is also surrounded by a cluster of more than 5,500 stars.
The Spectre’s sharp daytime running lights emphasize the car’s two-meter width and are offset by lower lamp clusters that appear dark at first glance but conceal a jewel-box-like chrome interior.
To assert the Spectre expression in the dark, the grille is softly illuminated with 22 LEDs illuminating the rear of each vane, their glow reflected in the front surfaces for a subtle, three-dimensional signature at night. The vertical jewel-like taillights are colorless for neutrality.
Charles Rolls expected an electric future
In 1900, Rolls-Royce co-founder Charles Rolls prophesied an electric future for cars. After purchasing an electric vehicle called The Columbia Electric Carriage, he envisioned it as a clean, noise-free alternative to the internal combustion engine—provided there was enough infrastructure to support it. Today, after more than 120 years, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars fulfills the prophecy of its founder.
In September 2021, the brand began testing the Spectre, the first Rolls-Royce to be conceived and designed from the ground up as an electric car.
Electric car specs
To ensure that this transformative car was sufficiently prepared for the world’s most demanding consumer – the Rolls-Royce customer – the marque devised the most complete test program it had ever devised. Spectre was subjected to a journey of more than 2.5 million kilometers, simulating more than 400 years of use of a Rolls-Royce.
The Spectre is not only a historic moment for Rolls-Royce, but also a historic moment for electrification – with the Spectre, the brand confirms that technology has reached a standard that can contain the Rolls-Royce experience. To this end, Rolls-Royce has confirmed that by the end of 2030 its entire product portfolio will be fully electric.