Rolls-Royce held what they consider a very important announcement recently, and lo and behold, they’ve given us a preview of their first-ever electric car. It’s called the Rolls-Royce Spectre, which is destined to hit the market in Q4 2023.
From a design standpoint, all the camouflage materials make it hard to decipher how it looks. The design, however, looks similar to the Wraith coupe, but this won’t share anything in common with that car. Whereas the Wraith uses the same platform as the BMW 7 Series, which in turn is shared with the Dawn and previous-generation Ghost, the Spectre rides on the brand’s newer Architecture of Luxury.
This platform first made its debut in the current Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII and is a scalable architecture that is unique to Rolls-Royce vehicles. The platform has also been developed in mind to accommodate an electric powertrain, which means there shouldn’t be too many compromises in terms of interior space or storage areas.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvö says that “Spectre is a name given to otherworldly beings synonymous with great power and apparition; creatures of an alternative realm that make their presence felt through fleeting manifestation. A spectre forces the world to pause. It dominates the space it occupies. Then, as quickly as it appears, it dissipates, leaving a wake of exhilaration, energy, and intrigue.”
Rolls-Royce says that the Spectre you see here is not a prototype and it’s the actual model that will be sold to customers. They also said that it will still embark on 2.5 million kilometers worth of testing or about 400 years of use according to the company. Their engineers will travel on all four corners of the world in order to put the electrical systems to their absolute limits.