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Rolls-Royce has confirmed that the all-electric Spectre will get a coupe body, with a silhouette and dimensions similar to the Phantom Coupe.

31 Mar 2022 | International News : Sweden


Just months after its official announcement, Rolls-Royce is now testing the all-electric Spectre in the freezing temperatures of Arjeplog, Sweden.

The cold weather testing is said to bring the complete 2.5 million km testing regime for the Rolls-Royce Spectre to 25% completion. The regime is said to simulate an effective 400 years of use for the Spectre.

The all-electric Spectre will take an aerodynamically efficient coupe body, thanks to a dramatic windscreen rake and efficient airflow profile
The cold weather tests on low traction surfaces such as snow and ice, coupled with a willful destabilising of the Spectre, allows the firm's engineers to create dynamic circumstances at low speeds that would ordinarily occur at high speeds.

This process is then reviewed and guided in situ and in slow motion, so as to finess the vehicle's performance in areas such as handling, controllability, stability, predictability. The engineers, of course, also take the opportunity here to fine-tune the 'waftability' that defines the Rolls-Royce experience.

The firm has also revealed new information regarding the Spectre. To start, the Spectre will take a coupe body, with the car is described by the firm as a 'Super Coupe', serving as a spiritual successor to the Phantom Coupe.

It will also sit atop a Rolls-Royce-exclusive all-aluminium spaceframe architecture, and will sport dimensions and a silhouette similar to that of the Phantom Coupe. Also mirroring the Phantom Coupe will be the Spectre's head lights, which adopt a split design that Rolls-Royce has owned for many decades.

Also revealed for Rolls-Royce Spectre is the fact that it will be the first coupe from the marque to wear 23-inch wheels since 1926. A dramatic windscreen rake, coupled with an efficient airflow profile, alongside the newly designed Spirit of Ecstasy, all aid the Spectre in achieving its 0.26Cd drag coefficient.

First customer deliveries of the Rolls-Royce Spectre are scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2023.

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