Billed as the world’s first “ultra-luxury” electric super coupé, Rolls-Royce has finally revealed the Spectre, the British luxury marque’s first-ever electric vehicle. 

Spectre

“Spectre possesses all the qualities that have secured the Rolls-Royce legend. This incredible motor car, conceived from the very beginning as our first fully-electric model, is silent and powerful and demonstrates how perfectly Rolls-Royce is suited to electrification,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. 

“Spectre is the most perfect product that Rolls-Royce has ever produced”

“Spectre’s all-electric powertrain will assure the marque’s sustained success and relevance while dramatically increasing the definition of each characteristic that makes a Rolls-Royce a Rolls-Royce … This is the start of a bold new chapter for our marque, our extraordinary clients and the luxury industry. For this reason, I believe Spectre is the most perfect product that Rolls-Royce has ever produced.”

Starting with the exterior, the two-door EV measures 5 453 mm bow to stern, 2 080 mm in width, and 1 559 mm in height. The wheelbase measures 3 210 mm.

The Spectre’s front end features a split headlamp arrangement intersected by what Rolls-Royce says is the widest grille ever to adorn one of the company’s motor vehicles. The Pantheon grille features a polished stainless steel finish. The redesigned, “aero-tuned” Spirit of Ecstasy figurine is sited atop the bonnet. Speaking of aerodynamics, the company says the Spectre is the most aerodynamic car it has ever created, with a drag coefficient of 0.23 Cd. The automaker says the Spectre’s “dramatic” fastback design contributes to aerodynamic efficiency. The four-seater rides on 23-inch wheels.

Spectre

Rolls-Royce says the Spectre has the most technologically advanced ‘Bespoke’ features yet. A first for a Rolls-Royce, the firm’s EV is available with ‘Starlight Doors’, which incorporate 4 796 softly illuminated ‘stars’. The “ethereal night-time” theme continues to the illuminated fascia. In addition, the Spectre is billed as the most connected Rolls-Royce in history. 

Now, on to the electric powertrain. Rolls-Royce says the final power, acceleration and range figures of the (2 975 kg) Spectre are still being refined. However, preliminary data has shown a power and torque output of 430 kW and 900 Nm, a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 4.5 seconds, and an “expected” range of 520 km.