Electric Rolls-Royce Spectre teased: price, specs and release date
September 29, 2021 by
Rolls-Royce will reveal its first electric car soon. It’ll be called the Spectre and will be a super-luxurious two-door coupe that’ll go on sale before the end of 2023.
- Rolls-Royce’s first electric car
- Will be called the Rolls-Royce Spectre
- Based on Phantom, Ghost and Cullinan underpinnings
- First deliveries in late 2023
- All new Rolls-Royce cars to be fully electric by 2030
These official images are your first chance to see the new Rolls-Royce Spectre electric car. It’s the brands first EV and is set to go on sale before 2023. This car is the first step in the brand going fully electric by 2030.
This new model will likely be even more luxurious than the likes of the Mercedes EQS and will almost certainly cost more, too – although, Rolls-Royce is yet to reveal any specific details on the car’s performance, or price.
New Rolls-Royce Spectre design
The new Rolls-Royce Spectre hasn’t been revealed just yet, but these official images from Rolls-Royce show it’ll look similar to today’s Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe.
Although the prototype in these photos is covered in black camouflage with luminous yellow writing, you can spot the tell-tale sloping roofline, long bonnet and rear-hinged doors – much like Rolls-Royce’s current ultra-luxurious two door.
Unlike that car, however – which shares some components with an older version of the BMW 7 Series – Rolls-Royce will use parts shared with the latest Phantom and Ghost saloons, and the vast Cullinan SUV to build the new Spectre.
New Rolls-Royce Spectre motors and battery
Rather than the bespoke V12 petrol engine you’ll find in those cars, the new Spectre will be powered by a large battery pack and a number of electric motors.
Rolls-Royce hasn’t confirmed what form these will take, but it’s likely the new Spectre will aim to trump the Mercedes EQS’s 470-mile range. If so, it’ll likely need an even larger battery than that car’s 108kWh unit.
Rolls-Royce is staying equally tight-lipped about the new Spectre’s electric motors. It could choose to develop its own or it may decide to use motors from parent company BMW.
BMW’s most powerful electric production car to date is the i4 M50 – a dual-motor four-door coupe with 544hp. This setup would give the Spectre around 20hp more than the 523hp EQS.
However, BMW has also been testing a 720hp electric prototype that uses three electric motors. These could see service in the new electric BMW i7, but may also find their way into the new Rolls-Royce Spectre.
New Rolls-Royce Spectre price and release date
Whichever motor and battery combination Rolls-Royce chooses, you can bet the new Spectre will be one of the most expensive electric cars on sale.
Rolls-Royce has confirmed that the first customers should receive their cars in the last few months of 2023.
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