This is the Rolls-Royce Spectre, a $450k ultra-luxury electric car. Today I’m reviewing this Rolls-Royce Spectre, and I’ll show you all the many quirks and features. I’m also going to get behind the wheel of the Rolls-Royce Spectre and show you what it’s like to drive.
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It is Rolls-Royce’s first electric vehicle (EV) and will ride on the same platform as the Phantom and Cullinan.The Rolls-Royce Spectre has an EPA range of 260 miles (420 km),and WLTP range of 321 miles (517 km).It has a drag coefficient of 0.25,making it the most aerodynamic shape Rolls-Royce ever created.
The Spectre has a redesigned Spirit of Ecstasy; the flowing robes often mistaken for outstretched wings, were reshaped for a realistic look, with a lower and more dynamic stance, which makes her more aerodynamic. The new Spirit of Ecstasy stands 83 mm tall, compared to her predecessor’s 100 mm.With Spectre, Rolls-Royce committed to an uncompromised electric future by specifying an all-electric drivetrain rather than a hybrid solution. It is fitted with two Separately Excited Synchronous Motors. The front electric motor produces 190kW / 365 Nm, with the rear motor delivering 360kW / 710 Nm. In performance terms, this equates to an internal combustion engine of 584 hp with 900Nm of torque.
In terms of acceleration, Spectre achieves 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds.Inside, Spectre is provisioned with the most technologically advanced Bespoke features yet, drawing inspiration from the timeless mystique of the night’s sky. For the first time on a series production Rolls-Royce, Spectre is available with Starlight Doors, which incorporate 4,796 softly illuminated ‘stars’. The coach doors can also be commissioned with a backdrop of wood Canadel Panelling, which takes its name from the cove in the South of France where Sir Henry Royce and his design team spent their winters.