The upcoming Rolls-Royce Spectre has been spotted again in its rather wordy camouflage wrap. Normally, the wrap is intended to hide the identity of the vehicle which adorns it, however, Rolls-Royce seem rather keen to let the world know just what this is – their all-new, all-electric Spectre.
The highly-anticipated Wraith replacement features some interesting design elements, one of which seems to be a split-headlight/DRL design akin to that of the new BMW 7 Series. The vanes of the Pantheon grille are angled inwards, much more than those of the new Ghost, and it appears as though they might be able to close fully. This would make sense when one considers that the distinctive Rolls-Royce design element would likely feature far more as just that on the Spectre, as opposed to a fully functioning grille as is the case on other ICE Rolls’. At the rear, it would appear as though the taillights are just placeholders for now.
Rolls-Royce Spectre features a more sloping bonnet than that of the Wraith, as well as a more steeply sloping roofline towards the rear of the coupé. While most certainly an evolution of the Wraith’s shape, this may also be due to aerodynamic improvements to aid the efficiency of the EV powertrain etc. As far as the interior is concerned, pne can likely expect something similar to that of New Ghost, albeit with a slightly more futuristic influence to tie into the theme of electrification.
While Spectre may share the same underpinnings as the Phantom 8 and New Ghost, the drivetrain is reportedly not too dissimilar to that of the BMW iX M60, a stonking assembly of bits including two electric motors which equates to 449 kW and 1 100 N.m. The iX M60’s 111,5 kW/h battery pack has an EPA-estimated range of 450 km.
Spectre is expected to be unveiled in Q4 of 2022 with the first local units expected to make landfall in Q1 of 2023.