A new era of luxury motoring dawns with the introduction of the Spectre, Rolls-Royce’s avant-garde, fully electric super coupé. This pioneering vehicle marks the beginning of the company’s audacious foray into the realm of all-electric mobility, redefining the limits of comfort, performance, and design.
The year 1900 witnessed a prophecy by The Hon Charles Stewart Rolls, an automotive pioneer, asserting the significance of electric vehicles for their silence, cleanliness, and absence of vibration. He predicted that electric cars would play a crucial role once the arrangement of fixed charging stations was in place. The unveiling of Spectre in October 2022, after more than 2.5 million kilometres of rigorous testing, turns this prophecy into reality, more than a century after the formation of the iconic brand.
Spectre, the first fully electric vehicle in Rolls-Royce’s opulent portfolio, stands as a testament to the maturity of battery technology and its potential to redefine the pinnacle of luxury automotive. The commitment is unambiguous; by 2030, all Rolls-Royce offerings will be fully electric, abandoning internal combustion engines for good.
Embodying an all-new class of motor car, the ultra-luxury electric super coupé, Spectre takes the quintessential Rolls-Royce experience—a seamless blend of torque, silence, and a single imperceptible gear—to unprecedented heights. An advanced system, known as ‘Decentralised Intelligence’, fosters a direct exchange of information amongst thousands of vehicle functions, further enhancing the brand’s acclaimed ‘magic carpet ride’. The coupé’s design beautifully marries timeless aesthetics with future-ready elements.
Resembling the legendary Phantom Coupé in spirit, Spectre dons a stunning two-door fastback silhouette. This elegantly proportioned vehicle provides a perfect canvas for bespoke personalisation, highlighted by a unique illuminated fascia and the first-ever Starlight Doors in a production Rolls-Royce. Spectre owners typically share a taste for refined craftsmanship, a penchant for minimalist design, and an embrace of sustainability. As one of the world’s most sought-after luxury items, Spectre mirrors the personalities, values, and achievements of those who possess it.
Consider the Rolls-Royce Phantom, launched in 2003, as Rolls-Royce 1.0. With the advent of its ‘Architecture of Luxury’—a proprietary all-aluminium spaceframe—Rolls-Royce evolved to 2.0. Now, with Spectre’s fully electric powertrain and Decentralised Intelligence, Rolls-Royce 3.0 marks the dawn of a new super-luxury motoring era.
Spectre’s spaceframe, conceived with the foresight of accommodating an electric powertrain, is 30% stiffer than any previous Rolls-Royce. The flexibility of this structure has enabled engineers to push the boundaries of design and performance.
The all-electric drivetrain in Spectre, with two Separately Excited Synchronous Motors (SSMs), delivers performance equating to 584 horsepower and 900 Nm of torque. This allows a 0-60mph time of just 4.4 seconds. And with a 102kWh lithium-ion battery, the vehicle offers a range of 530km (329 miles) WLTP, surpassing the average driving habits of its clientele. Charging from 10-80% can be achieved in 34 minutes using a 195 kW (DC) fast charger.
Spectre also features the braking recuperation function, enabling single-pedal driving, and Active Lane Centring and Adaptive Cruise Control simultaneously. It boasts unprecedented connectivity with the ‘SPIRIT’ digital architecture, making it the most connected Rolls-Royce to date. The meticulously designed Spectre draws inspiration from various spheres, including modernist sculpture, yacht design, and contemporary art. It features the widest ever Pantheon grille on a Rolls-Royce, along with a specially created aerodynamic Spirit of Ecstasy figurine, contributing to Spectre’s exceptional drag coefficient of just 0.25cd.
Enveloped by the largest single-body panel ever used on a Rolls-Royce, the vehicle’s rear lamps are colourless for neutrality, anticipating a wide array of bespoke colour commissions. With 23-inch wheels, Spectre becomes the first production Rolls-Royce two-door coupé to wear such large shoes in almost a century.
Spectre’s interior is a masterstroke of advanced bespoke features. For the first time in a series production Rolls-Royce, the Starlight Doors incorporate 4,796 softly illuminated stars. Its Illuminated Fascia, developed over 10,000 hours, proudly displays the Spectre nameplate amidst a constellation of over 5,500 stars. A revolution on wheels, the Spectre is the vanguard of a bold new era for Rolls-Royce and ultra-luxury motoring.