Rolls-all-electric Royce’s 2024 Spectre coupe redefines luxury. Given his past with Spectre, James Bond surely wouldn’t toast the new model with a shaken-not-stirred martini. He may still want the magnificent new coupe. The Spectre shares the same base as the Phantom sedan and Cullinan SUV, but its electric powerplant produces 577 horsepower. The Spectre’s driving range is roughly 260 miles per charge, which is shorter than the Tesla Model S and Lucid Motors Air. Spectre purchasers with $400,000 to spend aren’t inclined to road travel when their private plane is nearby. Rolls-Royce gasoline-powered cars will be phased out and replaced by EVs by 2030, the company says.
Rolls-Royce has not disclosed much information on the Spectre, including how much it will cost. On the new coupe, we anticipate seeing several classic Rolls-Royce features and options, such as a range of highly personalized packages made available through the Bespoke design service provided by the brand.
The basic electric powertrain in every Spectre produces 570 hp and 644 lb-ft. Rolls-Royce says that’s enough to reach 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. If you want to mock that estimate, note that the Tesla Model S Plaid can hit 60 mph in 2.1 seconds. Rolls-brand Royce’s culture emphasizes calm cruising over mind-bending acceleration. Rolls-adaptive Royce’s suspension isolates the ride, while soundproofing material promises a library-quiet interior.
Battery Life, Range, and Charging
Rolls-Royce has not specified the size of the Spectre’s battery, although it is expected to have a driving range of approximately 260 miles per charge. DC fast charging should be doable, but we expect most Spectre customers to have a charging system installed at their estates so they don’t have to wait in a Walmart parking lot like the rest of us.
Comfort, Cargo, Interior
The Spectre’s cabin has four bucket seats. Anyone familiar with Rolls-interior Royce’s would recognize a similarly sumptuous one here, but the manufacturer has included many Spectre-exclusive design touches. The Spectre’s door panels sparkle like the brand’s starry-night headlining, with LED lights around the armrests. We don’t know all the details or a list of options and functions, but the Spectre should have almost endless customisation and material options.