An Electric Rolls Royce Is Coming

By Craig Ranson
By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

A big name is entering the world of electric vehicles, with Rolls-Royce saying that delivery of the all-electric Spectre will begin towards the end of 2023.

Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a lightweight, less luxurious Rolls-Royce though. The Spectre has a kerb weight of 2975kg and comes with all the style and luxury we have come to expect from the brand. It’s also 5 metres long and 2 metres wide with 23-inch wheels. This is certainly not the type of car you might imagine as being all-electric.

With Spectre, Rolls-Royce is joining the electric world in an emphatic way. They aren’t just joining to be a small-time player, the brand wants to make an immediate impact. Rolls-Royce says that its entire range of vehicles will be electrified by 2030. If that’s the case, it can certainly be said that they have hit the ground running.

Luxury And Style

When it comes to luxury and style, there is a lot to talk about with Spectre. The doors, for example, are the largest doors on any Rolls-Royce model measuring an impressive 1.5 metres in length. These can be opened with the simple press of a button and provide plenty of room to make a comfortable entrance and exit.

For those who want to add a unique luxury car to their collection, Spectre can be made in the colour Chartreuse. This has never been an exterior option for any previous Rolls-Royce model. The colour is meant to replicate that of the French liquor with the same name.

Inside the car, you have woodwork, leather, illuminated fascia, and the recognisable starlight headliner.

Some Numbers

When it comes to numbers, Rolls-Royce says that the Spectre has a range of 520km (323 miles). It has 10 driver assistance systems, and the highly intelligent onboard system has more than 141 thousand send/receive functions, 25 thousand sub-functions all made possible by 7km of cabling.

In terms of power, it has 576hp, offers 900Nm of torque, and is expected to be able to cover 0-60mph in a little over 4 seconds.

While all this might sound a little much, it perfectly fits with the Rolls-Royce lifestyle of exuberance and total luxury.

Rolls Royce At Bridge Classic Cars

We have worked on some fantastic classic Roll-Royces before (see the below photos). That’s why we know that the Spectre will be an inspiring car to see. It’s safe to say that we are very excited to see it when it gets on the road next year.

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