Following over a year’s worth of teasers and a century’s worth of theorizing, Rolls-Royce has finally unveiled its first-ever fully-electric model. While the jaw-dropping Spectre is a step in the sustainable direction, the British marque didn’t sacrifice its inimitable design language to keep up with the times.
Described as “a Rolls-Royce first and an electric car second,” the Spectre is considered the successor to the Phantom Coupe, and it features all the elements consistently connoted with RR and then some. The forthcoming coupe’s lengthy fastback forced designers to implement massive 23” wheels, serving as the first production coupe in nearly a century to sit on wheels of such proportions. Additionally, the prestigious automaker highlights its proprietary Architecture of Luxury, an all-aluminum space frame tailored toward a fully-electric drive.
Moving on to its British tailoring-inspired interior, the Spectre offers customers an endless amount of bespoke configurations, including stitching, embroidery, and piping. That said, when it comes to what’s included, the Spectre is the first production model to be available with Starlight Doors, composed of precisely 4,796 softly illuminated fiber-optic stars. Lastly, its redesigned digital tech, SPIRIT, seamlessly coincides with the Rolls’ Whispers app to let owners interact with the Spectre remotely. Rolls-Royce has also mentioned the EV’s performance specs, as preliminary data suggests that the Spectre’s all-electric range of 320 miles will be neighbored by just over 663.5 lb-ft torque and 576hp. Additionally, it’s expected to go from 0-60 mph in just under 4.5 seconds.
While we have finally received all this information, how much will it cost? Rolls hasn’t specified a total amount, but the Spectre will be positioned between the Cullinan and Phantom, so expect it to range between $350,000 and $465,000. Although it’s slated to release in Q4 next year, visit the manufacturer’s website today for more information about the “world’s first Ultra-Luxury Electric Super Coupé.”