Rolls Royce has unveiled its first-ever all-electric car, the Spectre. The two-door all-electric luxury saloon marks the brand’s first step towards a pure-EV future in 2030. Bookings for the EV have begun, with its launch and deliveries expected to take place sometime in the fourth quarter of 2023.
In terms of design, the all-electric sedan features the widest-ever grille on a Rolls Royce for improved aerodynamic efficiency, a new ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ on the bonnet, ultra-slim LED DRLs with the main headlamp cluster positioned separately below. It also gets aero-optimised 23-inch wheels, and a sloping roofline with vertical LED tail lights seamlessly integrated into the profile of the car.
Rolls Royce is yet to reveal the final powertrain specifications of the Spectre. However, the company claims the all-electric luxury sedan should be able to offer 520 km of range (WLTP cycle). The electric powertrain could produce around 585 bhp and 91.7 kgm of torque, sending power to all four wheels. Rolls Royce also claims that the Spectre could propel itself from zero to 100 kph in 3.4 seconds.
The interior of the Rolls Royce Spectre carries forward all the luxury features and tech from its standard models. The Starlight liner though, now adorns the door panels as well as the roof. The Spectre also comes with new seats at the front and rear, featuring bespoke stitching, embroidery and intricate piping. The electric Rolls Royce also features a fully digital instrument cluster, along with a large touchscreen infotainment display at the centre.
The Rolls Royce Spectre is built on the brand’s all-aluminium spaceframe chassis. However, the architecture on the Spectre is said to be 30 per cent stiffer than on any previous models. The car also features active suspension and four-wheel steering as standard.