Electric Rolls-Royce Spectre revealed: everything we know so far

October 18, 2022 by

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This is the Rolls-Royce Spectre. It’s the first ultra-luxurious electric coupe ever made and is one of the most opulent EVs ever built. Read on for full details…

  • Rolls-Royce Spectre revealed
  • Brand’s first-ever electric car
  • Two-door coupe design
  • Dual electric motors
  • 585hp and 900Nm of torque
  • 320 miles of range expected
  • On sale now
  • Likely to cost from £300,000

This is the new Rolls-Royce Spectre. It’s the British brand’s first-ever electric car and it’s one of the most luxurious, expensive, high-tech and (doubltess) comfortable coupes ever made.

It’s the first electric production car Rolls-Royce has ever built and it serves as a spiritual successor to the Phantom Coupe. In short, this could be the most luxurious electric car ever made.

New Rolls-Royce Spectre design

The Rolls-Royce Spectre is a gigantic two-door coupe. It’s as long as a Mercedes S-Class Maybach and it weighs nearly three tonnes.

It features the widest grille ever fitted to a Rolls-Royce, and the largest one-piece body panels. These stretch from the front windscreen all the way to the rear bumper, completely surrounding the brake lights.

The body has very few creases and hard angles – especially when you look at it from the side. This pared-back design helps emphasise the vast 23-inch alloy wheels.

Put all this together, and you can bet the new Spectre will be one of the most imposing-looking cars on the road.

New Rolls-Royce Spectre interior

Some manufacturers have used their first electric luxury cars as an excuse to load up on gadgets and new features, such as the Mercedes EQS’ Hyperscreen and the BMW i7’s 8K back-seat cinema. Rolls-Royce has taken a very different approach.

Watch this BMW 7 Series video to see the latest in-car entertainment tech…

At a glance, the new car’s cabin looks almost identical to the one in a Rolls-Royce Ghost. You get the same air vents, physical controls, driver’s display and central touchscreen as in that car.

There are some very important differences, such as the ‘Spectre’ pattern on the dashboard and the new starlight headlining that extends down onto the doors for the first time.

Speaking of doors, the Spectre has the largest doors ever fitted to a Rolls-Royce, which should help tall adults climb into the back as gracefully as possible –  you never know if the paparazzi’s watching…

New Rolls-Royce Spectre motors and performance

This Rolls-Royce EV has an electric motor on each axle, giving it four-wheel drive. With both motors working at full whack, you get 585hp and 900Nm of torque.

That’s enough to blast the Spectre from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds. That’s a few tenths of a second quicker than the new BMW i7 and it’s only seven-tenths of a second slower than the AMG-tuned EQS 53.

New Rolls-Royce Spectre batteries and range

Rolls-Royce hasn’t confirmed how large the new Spectre’s battery is, or how far you’ll be able to drive on a full charge. Although, it did say it expects the finished car to come with a WLTP range of 320 miles.

That’s a pretty decent figure, but it’s almost 70 miles less than the new BMW i7 can manage, and 133 miles less than Mercedes says you’ll get from its longest-range EQS.

But how many Rolls-Royce owners are going to be driving more than 300 miles at a time? They probably have their own helicopters for trips like that…

When can I buy a new Rolls Royce Spectre?

You can order a new Rolls-Royce Spectre now. It’ll set you back around £300,000, which puts it between the Cullinan and the rang-topping Phantom in the Rolls-Royce catalogue.

Although, as usual, the sky’s the limit and you can spend untold amounts of money making a completely bespoke Spectre with loads of custom touches.

Get your order in now, and your car could be ready in time for Christmas 2023.

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