Roll-Royce confirmed this September that it will fully switch to EV production by the end of the decade, and announced the first battery-powered model, the Specter coupe. Then the manufacturer published several pictures of the disguised prototype and announced the start of the test program – the most difficult in its history. Now we have the first spy photos taken during these tests.
The two-door is wearing the same bright camouflage with quotes from the founders of Rolls-Royce, as well as an Electric Test Vehicle sticker on the rear bumper. The footage confirms that the company does not intend to abandon the large grille, even on electric cars. In addition, through the disguise, you can see two-tiered head optics in the spirit of future older BMWs – the next-generation 7-series sedan, the updated X7 and another crossover, the XM, which was recently shown as a concept. The taillights will be oriented vertically.
For an electric vehicle, the Rolls-Royce Specter has quite large overhangs. This is due to the fact that it is not built on a separate platform, originally designed for cars without internal combustion engines, but on a compromise “Architecture of luxury”, designed for different types of power plants. This is the same aluminum space frame used in the gasoline Phantom, Cullinan and Ghost.
We have not yet confirmed the technical characteristics of the Spectrum. According to unofficial data, it will borrow the stuffing from the “charged” electric crossover BMW iX M60, which will debut early next month at the CES in Las Vegas. We can talk about a power of about 600 hp. As for the power reserve, its head of the English brand Torsten Müller-Otvos previously described as “sufficient”. The first buyers will receive their coupes in the fourth quarter of 2023.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of Rolls-Royce Ghost 2021 from the FineAuto team: