Rolls-Royce has revealed its first production electric car, the Spectre. This coupé is called to replace the Wraith within the range of the British manufacturer. Although it has already been presented, the first customers will not receive their units until the fourth quarter of 2023, so it still has a year of development ahead of it.
The Rolls-Royce Spectre uses the same aluminum platform as the Ghost, Cullinan, and Phantom. It measures 5.45 meters long, has a wheelbase of 3.21 meters, and weighs 2,975 kg; In addition, thanks to the location of the batteries in the bottom, it is 30% more rigid than other models of the brand. Although the size of the pack has not been disclosed, it is known that its autonomy will be 520 km WLTP.
With 585 hp (430 kW) of power and 900 Nm of torque, this high-flying grand tourer can complete 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds. However, the most important thing in a Rolls-Royce is neither its performance nor its autonomy, but the opulence of its design and the luxury of its cabin. And the Spectre is well served in both respects.
The newcomer boasts the widest grille ever fitted to a Rolls-Royce, which is illuminated by 22 LEDs. Its double-height headlights with the upper module made up of a very thin line of LEDs and the lower one darkened give it a distinguished appearance that means giving a twist to the brand’s conservative design language.
The Rolls-Royce Spectre will hit the market at the end of 2023
Although the Spectre looks like a real Rolls-Royce at first glance, its appearance is more modern without losing an iota of elegance. The chrome window surround and the pilots are strongly reminiscent of those of the late Wraith. How could it be otherwise, the doors are opening in reverse, while the wheels are 23 inches in diameter.
Its dashboard does not differ too much from that of other company proposals, although the steering wheel is somewhat smaller and has a thicker rim. The dashboard is dominated by three panels (digital instrumentation, infotainment system touch screen, and passenger display), while the “starry” effect of the roof now also extends to the doors.
At the chassis level, the Planar suspension system should be highlighted, capable of decoupling the stabilizer bars to avoid rolling in a straight line. Of course, there is no lack of a rear-wheel steering system and adaptive damping.