• Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre

There’s no way you can confuse it to be a Wraith, despite the stark similarities, thanks to the bright wrap

The Rolls-Royce Spectre is still under development and is seen testing often. The company’s first EV was spied earlier this month and has been spotted again. Instead of keeping a low profile with heavy camouflage like most of the automakers, the British company has opted for a bright wrap with graffiti-like design all over it and words like “fully-electric Rolls Royce” written over it.

Update 8-3-2022: We’ve finally gotten a glimpse at the Spectre’s interior. Check it out for yourself."
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Rolls-Royce Spectre Interior Spy Shots

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What’s Special This Time Around?

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The Rolls-Royce Spectre features split headlights, but follows the typical EV trait wherein the lights are connected. There are vertical slats on the grille and horizontal slats in the air dam on the bumper, which help enhance the non-curvy and boxy look even more.

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The side profile is reminiscent of the Wraith. It has a sloping roofline at the rear and a banana-bend hood up front. You can also spot the suicide doors here, or “coach doors” as Rolls-Royce calls them. The electric coupe is riding on black five-spoke wheels with silver brake calipers and are wrapped in low-profile tires.

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On the right side, you can see an orange wire running from the trunk into the cabin. It could be related to the battery or powertrain.

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The rear profile doesn’t give away a lot. An ‘Electric Test Vehicle’ sticker can be seen pasted in the middle above the black bumper. The taillight setup is also wrapped, for the most part, suggesting the design is probably still not finalized.

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Even though the Spectre looks similar to the Wraith, it is completely different under the skin and rides on a different platform as well. The Spectre EV will be based on the ‘Architecture of Luxury’ platform that underpins cars like the Ghost, the Phantom, and even the Cullinan SUV.

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As for the powertrain, the Spectre is rumored to borrow the BMW iX M60’s setup, which consists of two electric motors that churn out up to 610 horses and 811 pound-feet of torque, combined, in the right drive mode. Power outputs during normal drives will be 532 ponies and 749 pound-feet of oomph. It could borrow the battery setup as well, which is a 111.5 kWh pack that is good for an EPA-estimated range of 280 miles on a full charge.

Conclusion

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By EV standards, Rolls-Royce is late to the party, but surprisingly, it is one of the most ambitious automakers. The company will switch to 100-percent electrification by 2030, which is less than eight years from now. The Rolls-Royce Spectre is expected to debut sometime in the second half of 2023. The company had earlier stated that the Spectre will go through intensive road testing, covering 1.55 million miles. If true, then we should be seeing the Spectre often.

Check out the images below and let us know in the comments section what you think about the luxury automaker’s first electric vehicle.

Source: Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien and CarPix

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