Rolls-Royce Spectre EV Unveiled With 520km Range | V3Cars

Rolls-Royce have taken the wraps off the Spectre. The new luxury coupe heralds the beginning of an all-electric car era for the manufacturer. The new 2024 Spectre drophead coupe is Rolls-Royce’s first step towards the company’s promise of an all-electric lineup by 2030. Let’s take a look at the Rolls-Royce Spectre’s design, electric powertrain, specifications, range and its features.

Rolls Royce Spectre

Rolls-Royce Spectre Electric Powertrain And Range

Although the Rolls-Royce Spectre was unveiled to the public last week, its specifications aren’t set in stone yet. Rolls-Royce say they are still working on the electric powertrain for the Spectre, but expect the luxury coupe to feature a 430kW powertrain that produces 900Nm of torque. As for performance figures, the company reckons the Spectre should achieve 0-96kmph in 4.4 seconds, which is only 0.2 seconds shy of the V12 petrol-powered Phantom.

The luxury carmaker claims the Spectre should deliver a range of 520km under WLTP standards. While the Spectre’s range isn’t anywhere close to the range offered by the Lucid Air (836km), it’s worth considering that typical owners do not take their Rolls-Royce for long road trips or intercontinental drives. Hence, the Spectre’s range should be more than sufficient for most owners.

Rolls-Royce Spectre Platform And Exterior Design

The 2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre is based on the same platform as the Cullinan, Ghost and Phantom. Called the Architecture of Luxury, the all-aluminium platform was designed to accommodate an EV powertrain right from the start.

 Rolls-Royce Spectre

At first glance, the Rolls-Royce Spectre looks quite similar to the Wraith. However, Rolls-Royce claim it is larger than the Wraith and a tad smaller than the Phantom Coupe from 2008. The Spectre is 5453mm long, 2080mm wide and 1559mm tall. The wheelbase is 3210mm long and the Spectre, with all its batteries and electric motor, weighs 2975kg.

At the front, the Spectre features Rolls-Royce’s Pantheon grille, which is milled from a single piece of aluminium and illuminated by 22 LEDs. The bonnet is quite long and features a redesigned Spirit of Ecstasy that’s slightly slanted forward as if reminding us that the company is racing towards its all-electric future. Rolls-Royce have also embraced the split headlamp design trend fully and the Spectre features a thin LED DRL strip on either side of the grille and headlamp clusters underneath it. 

The side profile of the Spectre features a “bow” line that draws the eyes towards the rear of the car. It also features a black-coloured “waft” line at the bottom, inspired from yacht design. The Spectre features large, 23-inch wheels with vanes to aid aerodynamics. Speaking of which, the Spectre has the lowest drag coefficient of any Rolls-Royce, with a drag coefficient of 0.26. The redesigned Spirit of Ecstasy also contributes to the improved drag coefficient.The major highlight of the Spectre are its rear-hinged doors that allow easy access to the 2nd row seats.

The rear end is the sharpest of any Rolls-Royce made till date. Apart from the fastback design that resembles the Wraith, highlights include rectangular taillight pods with dual vertical LED stripes that protrude from the bodywork. The tailgate is quite flat and upright in comparison to the bumpers, but the overall effect is sleek and ends in a sharper fashion than any Rolls-Royce before.

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Rolls-Royce Spectre Interior And Features

Like the exterior, the Spectre’s interior does not scream that it’s an EV. But that’s not to say that it’s boring or underwhelming. Like the Phantom, the Spectre’s dashboard features a mix of materials, such as real aluminium, leather and wood trim. The round metal AC vents, organ-pull controls and the climate control knobs have all been retained. At the centre of the dashboard lies a new infotainment system that seems to be based on BMW’s iDrive 7. Also new is a fully-digital instrument cluster, a first for a Rolls-Royce.

Rolls-Royce Spectre

The Spectre features 4 bucket seats with a rear centre console acting as a partition between the rear seats. While the Spectre continues to feature Rolls-Royce’s optional Starlight headliner, it now gets Starlight doors too. These are powered by thousands of fibre-optic cables hand-stitched to the headliner and door panels and can be customised to replicate the night sky of any night of your choice.

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Rolls-Royce Spectre Price And Launch

Rolls-Royce have not revealed the prices of the Spectre yet. However, considering all of the features and craftsmanship of the Spectre, we expect it to slot in between the Cullinan (Rs. 6.95 crore) and the Phantom VIII (Rs. 9 crore, all prices ex-showroom). The German-owned British luxury carmaker has stated that the Spectre will go on sale in Q4 of 2023 and yes, we expect it to come to India as well.

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Nikil Jonathan

Nikil's a huge fan of classic cars, especially Italian beauties such as the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint and the Iso Grifo. His love for cars and bikes originated when he first laid his eyes on a poster of the Ferrari F40 and the MV Agusta F4 when he was just a child. He also loves all things analogue, especially vintage cameras and turntables.


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