Development of the all-electric 2024 Rolls-Royce Specter continues, and shortly after being trialled on the French Riviera, testing now continues at the Nürburgring.
While the French Riviera is more of a natural habitat for a vehicle like the Spectre, it doesn’t allow Rolls-Royce to push it to the limit like the Nordschleife. The prototype in question is decorated in the same camouflage as other testers that have been spied on in recent months.
The British carmaker hasn’t released any details on the Specter’s powertrain yet, but it will feature a very familiar Rolls-Royce design, despite being very different under the skin from any other model that has come before it. As such, it will continue to sport a long bonnet, sleek roofline and pillarless doors, meaning it certainly won’t offend existing Rolls-Royce owners.
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Rolls-Royce chief executive Torsten Muller-Otvos recently revealed that the Specter will feel like “a private jet taking off”, while insisting the brand won’t equip it with a Tesla-esque ‘Ludicrous’ performance mode. Muller-Otvos added that the Specter is a perfect fit for what the Rolls-Royce brand is all about.
“The feedback so far has always been very positive and I don’t see any negativity against going electric. It fits very naturally with Rolls-Royce,” he described in July. “Electricity is quiet, they have a lot of power, they are powerful. So as long as it offers the true Rolls-Royce experience in all dimensions, I’m not worried about it.”
While we don’t know any details about the Specter’s powertrain, we do know that it is designed with a drag coefficient of 0.25 and has a battery pack integrated into the spaceframe and aluminum architecture. It will also have a so-called ‘Flagbearer’ suspension system that can read in advance what a road surface is like and automatically disengage the anti-roll bar if necessary.
Rolls-Royce will unveil the Specter next year before delivery to customers begins in the fourth quarter of 2023.
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