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2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre Review: A Perfect Car With Utmost Power & Strength

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In 1900, Charles S. Rolls, co-founder of Rolls-Royce, wrote about the advantages of electric cars: they are noiseless, clean, and free from vibration. Now, with the introduction of the 2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre, the first fully electric Rolls-Royce, the luxury automaker is making its mark in the battery-electric-vehicle (BEV) market. This large and opulent coupe embraces the grand touring concept with its generous dimensions and extravagant design.

The Spectre’s overall length of over 215 inches makes a statement of luxury and elegance. Its couture design invites two-toning, which adds to its sophisticated appearance. The absence of body cutlines and the lack of a B-pillar give the car a clean and visually appealing shape. Unlike most EVs that are downsizing their grilles, Rolls-Royce has incorporated its widest grille yet.

The spacious dimensions of the Spectre provide ample room for four occupants. Whether it be the handcrafted interiors or the unique furnishings, each Rolls-Royce model is bespoke and tailored to the preferences of its owner. The cabin of the Spectre exudes luxury, with features such as seatbacks wrapped in a single piece of leather, the absence of plastic components, and the inclusion of a Starlight headliner that emulates the night sky. Alternatively, customers can opt for the elegant Canadel paneling made of exotic hardwoods.

The cabin also boasts clever features like umbrellas that stow in the doors, a driver’s door that automatically closes when the brake pedal is pressed, and luxurious lamb’s wool floormats.

When it comes to performance, the Spectre does not disappoint. It is powered by two electric motors and a single-speed transmission, producing a combined 584 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. With standard all-wheel drive, the Spectre can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. With an anticipated range of 264 miles and the average annual mileage of Rolls-Royce owners being 3,200 miles, the range should be more than sufficient.

The Spectre features a 102-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that can be charged from 10% to 80% in 34 minutes using a fast charger. It can achieve a 62-mile charge in around nine minutes.

In terms of driving assistance, the Spectre offers several automated systems but does not have a semi-autonomous driving feature. Rolls-Royce aims to perfect the technology before offering it to customers.

Driving the Spectre reveals its true essence as a Rolls-Royce with electric capabilities. It delivers a smooth and silent ride with quick torque and seamless acceleration. The suspension system, derived from the Ghost’s Planar Suspension System, provides a velvety ride, and the anti-roll bars ensure balance and comfort during corners.

Classic touches can still be found in the Spectre, including elegant chrome pulls for vent control, a thin steering wheel, and a power reserve gauge that displays the remaining power while accelerating.

While the trunk may not be extremely spacious with a capacity of 13 cubic feet, the Spectre is a grand touring coupe designed for luxury and style. Rolls-Royce owners typically have the assistance of others for carrying their belongings.

The Spectre embodies agility, elegance, and sophistication, setting the stage for future Rolls-Royce electric vehicles. If this is just the beginning, we eagerly await what’s to come.

Image Source: Mike Mareen / Shutterstock

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