Rolls-Royce joined the sustainability revolution by unveiling the company’s first all-electric vehicle, the Spectre. Dubbed the ‘Ultra-Luxury Electric Super Coupé’, this is the first step for a major company to offer a purely electric product lineup by 2030. According to Rolls-Royce, the two-door EV Fastback is expected to launch in Q4 2023 with the Phantom Coupe.
Rolls Royce Spectre Design details
Sure, the Spectre pleases the eye thanks to its sleek silhouette, but here’s a fun fact. With a drag coefficient of 0.25 cd, it is the most aerodynamic vehicle in the Rolls-Royce stables. The iconic automaker is known for making bold statements for its wealthy customers, and Spectre’s design elements are no different as they are inspired by haute couture, modernist sculpture, nautical design, tailoring and contemporary art beyond the automotive world.
Let’s start with the widest and most impressive classic Patheon grille in Rolls-Royce history. The grille is also designed to help improve the Spectre’s aerodynamics. The structure of the grill was inspired by the Pantheon in Rome. Back in the EV, it sports a split headlamp design with LED daytime running lights on top and black-out headlamps crafted like a jewel box. The Pantheon Grill is illuminated with 22 LED lights. The styling of the lower part of the Spectre is called the waft line, inspired by the design of a yacht.
The rear lamps, on the other hand, are housed inside the largest single-body panel in Rolls-Royce history that runs from the A-pillar to the trunk. Rolls-Royce smartly leaves its vertical taillamps colorless, giving customers the option to choose a paint scheme that suits their taste.
According to Rolls-Royce, the Spectre is the first production two-door coupe with 23-inch wheels in nearly 100 years.
Rolls Royce Spectre Interior
Rolls-Royce is known for their under-roof Starlight Headliners, but now the Spectre gets a dazzling star-like effect on the door panels too. This is the first time a Rolls-Royce has been equipped with a starlight door comprising 4,796 LEDs. The dazzling experience continues with the Specter nameplate engraved with a star-studded design comprising a cluster of over 5,500 illuminated LEDs in the dashboard section of the passenger seat.
According to Rolls-Royce, the Spectre is the company’s most connected car with a digital architecture called Spirit. In addition to managing Fastback’s features, it offers features such as the Whispers application, allowing customers to remotely interact with the car and receive real-time information curated by the company itself. Spirit software can also replicate the color of the dial inside the room.
The front seat design is inspired by British tailoring, and the lapels continue to offer options to Spectre customers with custom stitching, embroidery and intricate piping.
Rolls Royce Spectre: Range and Power
Rolls-Royce has not revealed the final specs of the Specter as testing is in its final stages. Preliminary figures show that the Spectre will offer a range of 520 km WLTP and output about 576 bhp and 900 Nm of torque. The time to reach 100 km/h from standstill is expected to be 4.5 seconds. Spectre reservations are now starting worldwide.