The world is constantly changing. And this applies even to such “pillars” as Rolls-Royce cars. It would seem that the classic V12 should have been here forever, but what if it is not? After all, the idea of switching to an electric drive fits perfectly into the world of Rolls-Royce: maximum comfort and minimum distractions for precious passengers. The same company Rolls-Royce decided to enter the era of electric cars – together with its first electric coupe Spectre.
The car turned out to be quite large: 5.45 meters long, more than two meters wide. It’s not light either – the scales show a total of 2,975 kg, of which 700 kg is for the battery integrated in the lower part of the body. By the way, thanks to this decision, it was possible not only to significantly increase the rigidity of the body (this is the case with everyone), but also to improve sound insulation from road noise: this is what is really important for Rolls-Royce! And it is worth noting that all these meters and kilograms, mounted on 23-inch wheels, look really great: impressive, powerful, strong.
Of course, an electric car of this level had to receive the appropriate technology: extensive use of aluminum, fully steerable chassis (swivel rear wheels), active stabilizers of lateral stability – they “unwind” when driving straight for comfort, and “clamp” only in turns for controllability. And everything is fine with the power of the Rolls-Royce Specter electric coupe: 430 kW or 585 “horses”, 900 Nm of torque. This is enough to accelerate to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds. And the full capacity of the battery is enough for a mileage of 520 km (WLTP).
But do these numbers matter to Rolls-Royce cars and their buyers? Probably more important is the decoration of the interior, the materials used, the unique Starlight Doors with 4796 light guides on them to simulate the starry sky – that’s where numbers are important! Not enough? And it’s worth mentioning the Specter lettering, which is decorated with more than 5,500 points of illumination…
The cost of the first Rolls-Royce Specter electric car has not yet been announced, but the company has already hinted that it will be between the Cullinan and the Phantom. Let’s face it: the status of the “first electric car” will eventually lead to the fact that the value of the Rolls-Royce Specter will only increase over time. After all, it opened a new era, which the company has already announced: by 2030, all new Rolls-Royce models will be electric. And it was the Rolls-Royce Specter electric car that started this.