Introducing

spectre

The marque’s first fully electric car.
Arriving 2023.

Rolls-Royce has always sought names that are ethereal and otherworldly for its most authoritative and powerful cars. Eery names like Ghost, Phantom, Wraith, Shadow and Spirit have, over the years, developed a unique nomenclature that sets Rolls-Royce models apart, as an untouchable, almost unattainable rarity.

The emotions evoked by such mysterious names are of slight unease and heightened apprehension.   Humans are naturally anxious about ghostly apparitions which inhabit an inexplicable environment which is not of this world.  These phantasms seem like illusions – they are there, but not there, ephemeral in their rarity, totally silent as they pass through our life-space, fleeting in their appearances and gone in a whisp of time.  And when they transit through our world, they create a sense of wonderment and a belief that we have encountered something untethered to our existence, an anomalous apparition.

This forceful alternative reality is fearful, but intriguing; threatening, yet attracting; beyond understanding, yet we lust after it.  And only a few of us, indeed only a select, bold few, can cross the divide and command these transient, spectral beings to heel.  

 

 

 

Spectre encapsulates this atmosphere to perfection.  It evokes an omen or portent of great magnitude — it presages a fundamental change in our familiar earthly matrix.  Rolls-Royce, the most revered and historic name in the history of luxury and automotive endeavour, is imminently about to introduce an electric car.

The name suits the car perfectly. A silent, menacing creation. Powerful and edgy, but in profile, smooth, sleek and elegant.   

For over a century, the Spirit of Ecstasy has graced each Rolls-Royce motor car, guiding generations onward with beauty, elegance, and inspiration. Her form — poised and purposeful — has changed throughout the years, though her essence remains forever eternal. 

 

Emblematic of this new era, a redesigned Spirit of Ecstasy will adorn the bonnet of Spectre. 

One leg forward, a signifier of progression, she braces the wind with a lower, powerful stance. Her flowing robes — often mistaken for outstretched wings — have been subtly reshaped for a realistic look. These stylistic changes make her more aerodynamic — a true goddess of speed gliding toward the future. 

 

Lighting the way with a serene and lifelike expression, this timeless iteration of our everlasting muse will appear on all future models succeeding Spectre.

In order to join our otherworldly ranks, every Rolls-Royce must conquer some of the world’s most formidable climates, and our first fully-electric car is no different. Before its imminent and anticipated launch, Spectre will embark on the most demanding testing programme ever conceived by the marque. The historic motor car will traverse all four corners of the globe in a staggering 2.5 million kilometre journey — a heroic simulation of over 400 years of use for a Rolls-Royce.

 

Spectre has already excelled in the first phase of this remarkable undertaking, proving itself worthy of its phantasmic name. Winter testing in Arjeplog, Sweden, presented -40˚C temperatures and intimidating glacial surfaces, allowing engineers to closely scrutinise the motor car's electric powertrain technology in unprecedented conditions. 

 

When our future icon arrives in 2023, clients can be assured that it will deliver a truly authentic and elevated Rolls-Royce experience, taking the marque into a realm that exceeds expectation.

Spectre is no longer an illusion but exists in the here and now.

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