Dubbed the world’s first “Ultra-Luxury Electric Super Coupé,” the Spectre is set to arrive in Q4 2023
It’s official, the luxury British manufacturer Rolls-Royce is going all-electric by 2030, and to kick things off it has officially unveiled the much-anticipated Spectre. Coming in as Rolls-Royce’s first fully-electric motor car, the Spectre brings together the marque’s iconic design language and its high-quality ethos alongside a vision of the future that’s soon becoming a reality.
In turn, we find a car that’s entirely new from the ground up. Made from aluminum to keep weight down, the Spectre shows how Rolls-Royce’s cars are inherently fit for the world of electrification. For example, electric cars are often quick, quiet and luxurious by default everything a Rolls-Royce stands for and is. For the Spectre this is elevated with the currents of EV power running through its fibers, simultaneously becoming a successor to the Phantom Coupé and entering the market as the world’s first “Ultra-Electric Super Coupé.”
To ensure it’s as good as can be, the automaker has subjected the car to a would-be 400-year drive equating to 2.5 million kilometers of testing. Neatly bringing us on to numbers, the Spectre is expected to deliver 323 miles on a single charge, coming with a power consumption of 2.9 miles per kWh. All this is packed inside a two-door, four-seat land-yatch measuring almost 5.5-meters long and more than two meters wide and weighing nearly three tons before the addition of passengers.
But, don’t think the Spectre will be a slouch, as the figures suggest 900 Nm of torque will be delivered from its 430Kw powertrain, which should be good to send the car to 62 MPH in 4.5 seconds, which is comparable to other cars like the Rolls-Royce Ghost’s 4.3-second stint.
Likewise, the Spectre sports a design language similar to the Phantom Coupé or perhaps the Ghost, only modernized. Lines are chamfered and smoothed, but the aggression of a sports car remains. The result is a car unequivocally Rolls-Royce, centered around that quintessential and now wider-than-ever Pantheon grille and body lines that swoop down to a narrowed rear end, while at the front, things are upright and lead the eye to the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy.
With this in mind, the Spectre is also Rolls-Royce’s most aerodynamic car ever made with a drag coefficient of just 0.25, helping the behemoth pierce through the air to reduce drag and increase range and performance.
Of course, a Rolls-Royce isn’t complete without a star-studded interior. Quite literally, the legendary starry-night headliner is now translated onto the doors as an optional extra, adding the “Starlight” finish courtesy of 5,876 LEDs onto the coach doors’ interior. Naturally, rare and specially-chosen woods can be specified, while more illuminations light up the passenger-side dash in over 5,500 lights like stars in the sky at night.
“SPIRIT” and “Whispers” technology, coined by the brand, allow the owner to remotely communicate with the car likely to control things like pre-heating, parking, and other amenities that make the experience more luxurious, while much more is still yet to be revealed before the car officially launches in Q4 2023.