2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre First Look

2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre – You’re dressed in enough finery to keep a small village bustling for a month. The wind blows by. Rolls-Royce will make this a reality in 2023 with the launch of its first electric car. Rolls-Royce’s first EV was announced last fall. It will be a couple named the Spectre. Rolls-Royce is known for using creepy names for its vehicles. The name “Spectre” is a British spelling of “spectre”.

2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre
2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre

2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre Spy Shots

Our spy shots show that the Spectre is more aerodynamically efficient than a typical Rolls-Royce blocky shape. This makes sense considering its electric powertrain. Drag is a major killer of range. The Spectre may also have split headlights which will help to reduce the visual weight due to its high front end. It reminds us of the Wraith, which was discontinued in 2021. The fastback roof and side windows are almost identical across both coupes. We may also see a convertible version of the Spectre, to replace the Wraith-based Dawn drop-top.

Rolls-Royce will use a modified version of its aluminium space-frame platform, which was used in the Phantom. The 2023 launch date means that the powertrain will likely be the fifth-generation EV technology of the parent company BMW Group. This allows for battery sizes up to 120kilowatt-hours and provides a range of nearly 400 miles per charge. Perhaps the BMW iX provides some clues. The aluminium space-frame platform is used to build the electric SUV. It currently has 610 horsepower and a 111-kwh lithium-ion battery that can provide 300 miles of range in the iX M60 guise.

2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre Specs
2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre Specs

Test Drivers

Rolls-Royce was testing the market for an EV in 2011 when it created a unique electric version of its Phantom. The vehicle, dubbed 102EX was sent on a worldwide tour. However, it failed to garner much interest from potential customers because of its limited range. Rolls-Royce estimates that the 102EX can cover approximately 125 miles per charge. Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, CEO of Rolls-Royce, is quick to note that Spectre’s development is nearly complete. The prototypes will cover over 1.5 million miles in real-world testing. The use of electric power is not something new in Rolls-Royce’s history. Henry Royce and Charles Rolls founded Rolls-Royce in 1906. He also owned an engineering company where he invented dynamos, electric crane motors, and bayonet-style lightbulb fitting.

2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre Interior
2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre Interior

2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre Launched

The Spectre will be available as a 2024 model. Rolls-Royce will then launch electric versions of its Phantom, Ghost, and Cullinan vehicles as each vehicle are redesigned. If everything goes according to plan, the entire lineup will be electrified by 2030.