Rolls-Royce has began the move to electric vehicles. The Spectre coupe is the first all-new electric vehicle from the luxury British automaker. The Phantom’s “spiritual successor” looks much like its stately gas-powered contemporaries (apart from a low 0.25 drag coefficient), but owing to its powertrain, it claims to be even quieter and smoother. The brand is still working on specs. It does anticipate the all-wheel drive vehicle to hit 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and have an EPA range of 260 miles. Those aren’t very impressive stats, but the emphasis here is on a luxury ride rather than absolute performance.
The interior reflects that decision. The design incorporates the now-required instrument and infotainment screens, as well as a digital passenger fascia. In line with Rolls-personalised Royce’s design philosophy, you may even have the hue of the on-screen dials customised. In-vehicle activities can be handled by a “Eleanor” assistant, and a Whispers app can both deliver curated location recommendations (such as restaurants) and remotely operate basic car features such as the locks and heaters.
That choice is mirrored in the inside. The design incorporates the now-required instrument and infotainment screens, as well as a digital fascia for the passenger. In line with Rolls-personalized Royce’s design philosophy, you may even have the business tweak the hue of the on-screen dials. An “Eleanor” assistant can perform in-vehicle activities, and a Whispers app can both deliver curated location recommendations (such as restaurants) and remotely operate basic car features like the locks and heaters.
The Spectre is currently available for pre-order, with initial deliveries scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2023. Pricing in the United States begins at $413,500 before customisation – expect to pay significantly more to get the design just perfect, right down to the colours of the iconic in-door umbrella. This is intended at clients who are willing to spend whatever it takes to have their dream automobile, even more so than competitor ultra-luxury EVs like the Cadillac Celestiq and the forthcoming Mercedes-Maybach EQS.