Rolls Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös has confirmed that the development of the firm’s first electric offering, the Rolls Royce Spectre, is nearing completion, with production scheduled to begin later this year.
The highly-anticipated Rolls Royce Spectre; the first electric coupe to feature in the prestigious Spirit of Ecstasy’s stables, will soon enter series production.
We got an exclusive preview with the pre production model. Read our conclusive experience here: A ghost from the past, the Rolls-Royce Spectre prototype review
Müller-Ötvös has announced that production is set to commence in September, following an extensive 2,5 million-kilometre development journey. However, customers can expect delivery of their cars in 2025, as mentioned in an interview with Autocar.
The Spectre, as the first production electric car from Rolls Royce, will occupy a distinguished position in the brand’s lineup, positioned below the Phantom and above the Ghost in terms of pricing and value. Müller-Ötvös suggests that each Spectre could come with a price tag in the region of R10 million, reflecting the exceptional craftsmanship and luxury associated with the Rolls Royce name.
“My assumption is that this car will surpass £435 000. I believe clients are keen to personalize their cars to the highest levels,” says Müller-Ötvös.
Rolls Royce aims to maintain the unparalleled driving experience synonymous with the brand’s offerings. To achieve this, the Spectre will feature Rolls Royce’s Planar suspension system, which utilizes high-speed calculations based on surroundings and road surface quality to deliver the automaker’s signature “magic carpet ride.”
While the Spectre represents the firm’s foray into all-electric mobility, it will retain the distinct luxury and performance qualities that define the Rolls Royce experience.
“The way waftability is delivered in a Spectre is different from what you would experience in a Ghost or a Cullinan. While it may not offer Tesla-style ‘Ludicrous’ modes, the Spectre wafts in a truly extraordinary manner,” explains Müller-Ötvös.
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The firm initially confirmed that the Spectre would be equipped with an electric power plant capable of providing the 2975 kg ultra-luxury electric super coupe with 430 kW and 900 N.m, setting it almost on par with the V12 Wraith it supersedes. Additionally, the Spectre boasts impressive acceleration, with the ability to sprint from 0-100km/h in approximately 4,5 seconds, placing it among the industry’s most powerful road-going EVs available today, if not surpassing them.
By combining groundbreaking technology, luxurious craftsmanship, and exceptional performance, the Rolls Royce Spectre is poised to serve as a front-runner in the ultra-luxury electric vehicle segment.
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