Electric Rolls-Rolls finally unveiled. Will the rich fight over him?

If we have to find a single car in the world to which the electric drive would suit its quiet and smooth operation, it is the Rolls-Royce. We have already written about the electric Rolls several times, but only now has the time come to present the car in serial form. So far, we’ve only seen camouflaged prototypes and design sketches.

Interestingly, at the front, Rolls-Royce used the same design solution as BMW for the 7 Series, although technically the two cars have nothing in common. At least not the platform. Rolls-Royce uses its own all-aluminum architecture that has been modified for the electric model. The large, 700 kg battery is part of the supporting structure and also functions as acoustic insulation. Rolls-Royce says the Specter will be the quietest car in the automaker’s history.

Rolls-Royce Spectre

But back to the design. Although the new BMW 7 Series’ bow design has been the subject of controversy, in the case of the British automaker it has not become the target of criticism and polarizing comments. However, design is a subjective matter and there will certainly be people who will not like the new electric Rolls-Royce. And vice versa.

There is no big revolution inside, and the Specter sticks to more modest shapes and is noticeably more conservative, even when it comes to ergonomics. In any case, a digital display with a high resolution replaced the classic hand instruments. We assume that the infotainment will run on the same basis as BMW’s system, but with its own graphics and functions. Although it cannot be assumed that the typical clientele of the Rolls-Royce brand would know what the controls or infotainment of some budget models from BMW look like, the British car company took the opportunity to distinguish as many small details as possible so that the relationship is not apparent at first glance.

Rolls-Royce Spectre

It is impossible to say that Rolls-Royce is talking about how it is with the drive and dynamic parameters. Not that the target clientele cares about anything other than that the engine performance is “sufficient” according to the tradition of the British brand, but a few technical details would certainly not hurt. We only know that the goal is to offer a car that will have a standardized range according to the WLTP methodology of over 520 km, an output of more than 580 horsepower and a torque exceeding the value of 900 Nm. The prototypes accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds. But everything is still in the development and homologation phase, and it is likely that the final numbers will be slightly different.

Rolls-Royce Spectre

It is also not clear if Rolls-Royce uses an electric drive identical to the one in the BMW i7 (battery with a capacity of 101.7 kWh). With a length of 5.45 meters, the Specter is a hefty piece of car (it weighs 2975 kg), but it is still 30 cm shorter than the Phantom with a basic wheelbase. Even Rolls-Royce admits that the Specter will stand halfway between the Cullinan SUV and the aforementioned Phantom, so the price policy can also be estimated. But Rolls-Royce cars are usually made to order individually, and various specific modifications and surcharges will still push the price into a completely different dimension. And as tradition dictates, no decent person asks about the price of Rolls-Royce cars.

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