The Rolls-Royce Spectre is another installation in the British marque’s lineup of incomparable luxury cars. However, this one is different; the Rolls-Royce Spectre is the automaker’s first fully-electric coupe. So, how much does the Spectre cost, and what’s so special about the company’s new electric luxury EV?
How much will the Rolls-Royce Spectre cost?
Not surprisingly, the new 2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre demands a premium. Specifically, the new-age luxury benchmark starts at around $400,000. That might make your hairs stand on end, but you have to remember that the new luxury EV is, in fact, a cutting-edge Rolls-Royce. According to Car and Driver, the upcoming electric luxury coupe will likely feature many customizable options so those few potential owners can put their mark on the Spectre.
Why does the Rolls-Royce Spectre cost so much?
At a glance, the Rolls-Royce Spectre looks like a work of science fiction. Arrow-straight LED runners compliment front-end creases that culminate in an old-school Rolls-Royce grille. Design-wise, the Spectre seems like a marriage between modernity and the age-old opulence that made the marque famous.
Moreover, the Spectre’s list of amenities echoes its siblings past; the new EV features similar starry-night aesthetics to recent models. However, the new Rolls-Royce features a star-studded set of door panels to match the headliner. Moreover, the interior blends traditional analog luxury with modern touchscreen technologies.
How far can the Spectre go on a single charge?
The new 2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre will not set any range records among its fellow EVs. For instance, to show off its latest battery and aerodynamic designs, Mercedes-Benz drove its Vision EQXX over 1,000 km on a single charge. In comparison, the new Roll-Royce coupe will cover around 260 miles per charge or about 2.3 times less than the Mercedes.
Of course, we should remind our readers that Rolls-Royce’s intent has never included speed or practicality. Instead, the 577-horsepower Spectre promises to waft passengers about in quiet comfort and serenity akin to the Rolls-Royce Dawn. Also, if the absence of a gas-powered engine wasn’t enough to make a refined environment, Car and Driver says the marque’s designers allotted cavernous space for sound deadening.
Is it the most expensive car in the storied marque’s lineup?
As stratospheric as a $400,000 luxury EV might sound, it’s not even the most pricey Rolls-Royce offering. The 2023 Rolls-Royce Phantom starts at around $467,750, with lots of room for personalization. Of course, the Phantom signifies the economic antithesis of the new Spectre, packing a 6.7L V12 with a combined 14 mpg average of gluttonous fuel economy.
In comparison, the new 2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre whisks passengers around in silence. Moreover, the 6,559-lb luxury coupe will hit 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds, nearly as quick as a 2022 Ford Mustang GT. The two Rolls-Royce offerings have very different appeals within the same end-all marque.
Still, the EV market is widening to include sedans, coupes, crossovers, SUVs, and now, top-tier luxury vehicles. Follow MotorBiscuit for the latest in automotive news!