The Rolls-Royce Spectre super coupé is the marque’s first EV
This is not a drill, the Rolls-Royce Spectre super coupé can be ordered right now with deliveries expected to begin late 2023. Debuting as the British luxury automaker’s first ever electric vehicle, Rolls-Royce states that the Spectre is a major milestone in the company’s 119 year history.
“The electric car is perfectly noiseless and clean,” said Rolls-Royce founder Charles Stewart Rolls. “There is no smell or vibration. They should become very useful when fixed charging stations can be arranged.”
Yes, you read that correctly. The founder of Rolls-Royce made that statement…in 1900. Oddly enough, we are now present in his future, and Rolls’ revelation is now a reality, and it’s a beautiful thing.
Also known as the spiritual successor to the Phantom coupe, the Rolls-Royce Spectre super coupé is expected to account for a fifth of all of the company’s sales, as estimated by the British marque.
“This is the start of a bold new chapter for our marque, our extraordinary clients and the luxury industry,” said CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös. “For this reason, I believe Spectre is the most perfect product that Rolls-Royce has ever produced.”
Going electric was natural for Rolls-Royce. This is because the company has traditionally placed a greater emphasis on silent and smooth performance, rather than the sporty vibes from their competitors. The biggest issue, according to Spectre’s engineers, seemed to have been making this a Rolls-Royce first and an EV second, and not going overboard with the wide arrange of opportunities when switching to an EV powertrain.
That said, the Rolls-Royce Spectre super coupé may not be the fastest in its class but it offers quality build, powerful technology, and luxurious accessories. The two-door, four-seat coupe is measured to almost be 18 feet long and seven feet wide. That’s a whole lot of beef.
As with the rest of Rolls-Royce products, the Spectre should provide an exceptionally smooth and refined driving experience. This EV will be the newest model in their lineup to include a selection of features referred to as “Planar Suspension” which is a hardware and software system first introduced on their 2021 Ghost model and enables “precisely defined responses to driver inputs and road conditions.”
In short, the mass of the vehicle dampens out vibrations from the road. To prevent rocking motions on the road, the anti-roll bars of the car are decoupled, allowing each wheel to work separately. When cornering, the suspension engages the vehicle’s four-wheel steering system and recouples and stiffens.
The base price of the Rolls-Royce Spectre super coupé is expected between that of the Cullinan ($351,250) and the Phantom ($460,000), according to the luxury automaker.