You may not be able to get your hands on one immediately – it will be officially launched next year - but the first Rolls Royce to go all-electric will emerge from the Goodwood stables to a ‘hushed’ and expectant fan base.
To be known as the Rolls Royce ‘Spectre’ this car represents the company’s first venture into the rapidly expanding EV market.
As RR co-founder, Sir Henry Royce used to say: "Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it."
His words ring true to this day and are typified in the latest creation that will lead the automotive luxury class that is, and has always been, Rolls Royce.
The new ‘Spectre’ is understood to be based on the based on the RR Wraith coupé,
Company CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös told Autocar that the new car’s platform – which brought significant improvements in terms of weight, refinement and rigidity to the eighth-generation Phantom – was developed from the start to accommodate an electric powertrain. The details of which are still under wraps. The CEO hinted that the 600bhp-plus twin-motor system deployed in the forthcoming BMW iX M60 could find its way into the Spectre, as it roughly matches the output of the Goodwood firm’s twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V12.
We wait with bated breath – but with a totally inadequate check book!!