Rolls-Royce goes electric, unveils Spectre

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Spectre -- fully-electric car from Rolls-Royce

New Delhi: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has gone electric,  with Spectre being the debut vehicle in the fully-electric segment.

While announcing the new era for the brand, the company said all Rolls-Royce cars will be fully electric by 2030.

First Spectre customer cars will be delivered in Q4 of next year, it said.

Spectre will be the world’s first Ultra-Luxury Electric Super Coupé, built on Rolls-Royce’s Architecture of Luxury – 30% stiffer than any previous Rolls-Royce.

A true four-seater, it is the spiritual successor to the Phantom Coupé.

Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös, has emphasised that Spectre is “…a Rolls-Royce first and an electric car second..”

Spectre is a name that is part of a Rolls-Royce legacy where ethereal names have been used to encapsulate Rolls-Royce’s near-silent running, and the first time it has been given to a series production Rolls‑Royce, the company said.

Spectre’s Planar suspension system has been developed to deliver Rolls-Royce’s next generation of hallmark ‘magic carpet ride’ that reduces high-frequency ride imperfections whilst ensuring steering, braking and power delivery with effortless control.

Whilst final technical specifications are still being refined during the extraordinary finessing process that concludes in the second quarter of 2023, preliminary data shows that Spectre is expected to have an all-electric range of 520 kms WLTP, produce 900Nm of torque from its 430kW/577hp powertrain and achieve 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds.

To ensure Spectre is prepared for the most demanding consumers in the world, it is continuously being subjected to various tests that equate to more than 400 years of use for a Rolls-Royce.