rolls royce has submitted his first production EVthe Specter 2024more than 120 years after founder Charles Rolls first floated the idea of an electric Roller.
The Specter it’s a luxury coupe which will have a price between SUV Cullinan from $350ky the limousine Phantom of $460k, although exact prices will be known closer to the end of 2023 when the first cars reach customers.
Rolls-Royce Specter EV 2024
The Specter EV riding on a 126.4-inch (3,210-mm) wheelbase and weighing 6,559 pounds (2,975 kg), built around an aluminum spaceframe that integrates the battery to help the coupe be 30% stiffer than any rolls royce previous.
The company has withheld technical specifications, including the size of the battery pack, but since batteries weigh 700 kg (1,543 lb) and manage to give the Specter an electric WLTP of 520 km (320 miles), we can assume that they are well over 100 kWh.
They also don’t mention about the mechanics, just that the maximum power is 577 hp (585 PS / 430 kW), and that its 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque is an exception to send the luxury coupe to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4, 5.
Still, perhaps that’s ample performance for a car designed to drive around Nice and St Tropez, and not hit the mountain roads behind them. The luxury brand says that area in the south of France was where the “magic carpet ride” of the Specterwhich is due to the Planar suspension system that decouples the stabilizer bars in order to prevent them from swaying on uneven surfaces in a straight line.
In addition, the roll bars they can be brought back into play when approaching a corner, while adaptive dampers and four-wheel steering are likewise part of the chassis package.
Inspired by the classics
Visually, the Specter is inspired by the rolls royce Older two-doors, like the coupe Wraith and Phantom, but he looks wider and shorter than them. This is due in part to the low-profile grille, the widest ever fitted to a Rolls (and one illuminated by 22 LEDs), and the elegant arrangement of the spotlights divided. The Rolls-Royce’s actual headlights sit in a recess below a pair of super-thin LED DRLs.
Even the legendary Spirit of Ecstasy mascot has been aerodynamically tweaked to create a sportier-looking car, while the fastback shape takes inspiration from luxury boats. It is worth mentioning that the Specter rolls on 23-inch wheels, being the first time that a rolls royce it has wheels as big in almost 100 years.
In the cabin, the dashboard architecture is similar to other cars rolls roycebut features a digital display on the passenger side, while the starlight headliner extends to the doors.
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