Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has taken the wraps off the Spectre, its first all-electric vehicle.
Unsurprisingly, Rolls-Royce’s newest car is as expensive as it is stylish, with super-rich customers likely to spend upwards of $400,000 once they’re done customizing it.
The electric luxury coupe is likely to have a range of 320 miles based on Europe’s WLTP test cycle; 900Nm of torque from its 430kW powertrain; and a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds.
We say “likely” as Rolls-Royce says it’s still refining and testing some of the technology. In fact, the Specter is still undergoing 1.5 million miles of testing to ensure engineers get everything right for first deliveries towards the end of 2023.
The sleek design of the Spectre turns out to be Rolls-Royce’s most aerodynamic car. This is due in part to the vehicle’s grille, which the automaker says is the widest ever fitted to one of its vehicles, offering a smoother, fuller fit for improved aerodynamics and ultimately longer life. of the battery.
Describing its interior, Rolls-Royce goes big on how the design was inspired by “the timeless mystique of the night sky”. It manifests in the form of over 4,700 softly lit stars in the “Starlight Gates” of the Spectrum.
The night theme continues with another cluster of more than 5,500 stars on the passenger side of the dash. And as the images above show, more of these stars appear in various parts of the interior of the Spectrum.
“Spectre possesses all the qualities that have ensured the Rolls-Royce legend,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, in a statement. “This amazing car, conceived from the ground up as our first all-electric model, is quiet [y] powerful, and shows how perfectly Rolls-Royce is suited for electrification.”
The Specter landed shortly after General Motors introduced its first all-electric Cadillac in the form of the Celestiq, which comes with an equally challenging price tag of $300,000.