Teasing Spectre, Rolls-Royce’s Tech-Heavy Inaugural EV

Spectre, Rolls-Royce’s inaugural EV, is on its way to production following a shakedown testing in France. The brand made Spectre undergo a testing program that makes prototypes undergo over 1.5 million miles of road tests to capture the average use for a Rolls-Royce vehicle in more than 400 years. There are some prototypes sent to freeze near the Arctic Circle. 

Those transported to the French Riviera will go through a two-part test, one on the track in Miramas and another on zig-zag countryside roads around the test track. Engineers have the chance to conduct rigorous training on a 3.1-mile oval with steep banks, on handling courses, and in standing water. 

The British manufacturer infused high-level tech, making Spectre the home of  “141,200 sender-receiver relations and has more than 1,000 functions and more than 25,000 sub-function,” around three times more than their typical model. 

Spectre receives a new and firmer suspension system that levels up the Magic Carpet Ride feel. It utilizes tech that scans the road ahead and incorporates data from the navigation system to disconnect the anti-roll bars when necessary. 

Powertrain specs have not been announced, while the exteriors’ final design has been hidden by camouflage. The coupe stretches 59 inches long with a drag coefficient of 0.25, making it Rolls-Royce’s most aerodynamic car.

There are no announcements regarding the prices. However, development work for Spectre is about 40% complete, and deliveries are expected to start on Q4 2023. 


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