As car brands look to cut emissions and compete in an electric age, Rolls-Royce has unveiled its first all-electric vehicle, the Spectre super-coupe, which glistens in gold.
Rolls-Royce has pledged to go fully electric by 20230, and the Spectre blends new tech with classic finishes and ‘indulgent proportions’ currently seen in the British brand’s luxe Phantom coupe. Its design is inspired by the lines of a yacht, with tapering, aerodynamic volumes and a streamlined fastback design that sees the slope extend from its roof to its tail. (The Spectre is the brand’s most aerodynamic car ever).
Even the emblematic ‘Spirit of Ecstacy’ figurine, which has sat on the bonnet of Rolls-Royce cars since 1911, has been streamlined to be more aerodynamic. Interiors, meanwhile, are inspired by the night sky, with light-up elements from the digital flash to ‘Starlight doors’ (which incorporate 5,876 LEDs and appear like a celestial plane). Images show white leather seats with gold and red cushions.
CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös described the two-door coupe as ‘the most perfect product that Rolls-Royce has ever produced.’
The final range, power and acceleration figures are still a work in progress, but early results show a range of 520km, with the Spectre going from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds, thanks to its 430-kilowatt-hour powertrain.