THE Spectrum is Rolls-Royce’s first all-electric car.
The company has fully embraced electric vehicles; all Rolls-Royce petrol models, including that glorious 6.75-litre V12, are being phased out, and the company says RR will be fully electric by 2030. Driver called the Specter a “Massive, Maximally Badass EV Super Coupe“, and that seems like an apt description.
The Specter’s design appears to be based on the Rolls-Royce Wraith, which ends this model year. Design similarities include suicide doors, 4,796 LED stars in the Starlight Headliner and a massive road presence (the Specter is actually quite a bit taller than the Wraith). Enter, hit the brake and the huge 5ft door closes automatically – unlike the Wraith, which required you to press a button to close the door, like some sort of uncivilized barbarian.
Stats for the 2024 Rolls-Royce Specter:
Powertrain: Two separately excited synchronous motors (BMW)
To go out: 584 horsepower / 664 lb-ft
Speed: 0-60 MPH : 4.4 seconds
Battery: 102.0 kWh from (BMW)
Loading time: 10% to 80% in 34 minutes (195 kW DC fast charger)
Range: 260 miles
drag coefficient: 0.25
Technology: rear-wheel steering, automated emergency braking, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with lane centering
Platform: “Luxury Architecture” all aluminum
Dimensions: 126.4-inch wheelbase, 215.6-inch overall length
lester: 6371 pounds
Missing: 6.75 liter V12
These will go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2023; if you want Badass EV Super Coupe, better wait in line – asked as these suggest these may sell out soon. But if you want to enjoy one of these magic carpet rides, it won’t come cheap: no one will buy the base versions of these at $420,000, custom and optioned, these will end up with MSRPs north of $500,000. That’s a lot of moolah, but at least you won’t leave an exhaust plume behind while you’re floating…
Source: Rolls Royce
SPECTRE’S DRIVE DELIVERS THE IMPOSSIBLE APPEARANCE
“Spectre’s ride is uncompromising; it is an experiment never carried out by Rolls-Royce. Built on the Luxury Architecture – a custom platform that enables adaptive engineering and unrivaled ride quality – it combines nimble performance with the brand’s signature treadmill. Experience a seamless blend of performance and control.
THE TOP OF ATHLETICS AND ELEGANCE
Specter is the mark of dazzling power and presence. The world’s first ultra-luxury electric Super Coupe is designed with precise handling and a fast-accelerating ride. This dynamism is accompanied by effortless performance and spectacular comfort.
The fearsome fastback establishes electrification as the brand’s perfect pairing. Combining luxurious silence with powerful balance, it is exquisite – a one-of-a-kind experience.