- Deliveries of the new EV will begin in late 2023
- Rolls Royce is currently conducting a rigorous test of the EV, spanning 25 lakh kilometres
- The company will position this between the Rolls Royce Cullinan and Phantom in terms of pricing
Luxury carmaker Rolls Royce has announced the company’s first electric car, the Spectre, packed to the brim with luxurious features and possibly performance, with the company not divulging a lot of details on the latter. As for any automaker that makes the switch to all-electric, Rolls Royce envisions bright things for the future.
In a bid to ensure the Rolls Royce Spectre meets all the safety and durability standards, the automaker is carrying out exhaustive testing of the EV, spanning 25 lakh km. The company said this testing phase will conclude by 2023. Deemed an “Ultra-Luxury Electric Super Coupe,” the Spectre will expectedly sit on top of the pile among the list of Rolls Royce automobiles.
Rolls Royce Spectre Design, Features, Range
As TOI notes, the Rolls Royce Spectre takes some design cues from parent company BMW’s offerings such as the BMW i7. The luxury EV is positioned as a successor to the automaker’s Phantom Coupe. There’s the iconic Rolls Royce dual-tone design too, keeping in line with the company’s legacy.
On the design front, the Spectre will use 23-inch alloy wheels, which is quite unique for a Rolls Royce automobile. In keeping with the Rolls Royce tradition, the company will let customers customize the interiors to their liking, with several options available.
While the company didn’t share information on the motor’s specification, the EV is speculated to generate 577 hp and 900 Nm of peak torque. This should enable the Spectre to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 4.5 seconds. Meanwhile, the EV’s range is estimated to be around 520 km on a full charge, based on the WLTP testing standard. Some of these figures may change following the conclusion of the EV’s aforementioned testing period in 2023.
Rolls Royce Spectre Availability, Price
Rolls Royce is taking bookings for the Spectre in select markets, while customers will only get their hands on the EV by the end of 2023. It’s also expected to be available in India eventually, though the company hasn’t shared specific details as of yet.
Pricing will expectedly differ from market to market, but the Spectre is slotted between the Rolls Royce Cullinan and Phantom. This suggests a price tag between Rs 7-10 crores (ex-showroom).