Based on the weight of the Rolls-Royce Wraith, its thermal alter ego, Auto-Moto has undertaken to estimate that of the future electric Rolls. Eloquent!
Future Rolls Royce Spectre (2023) – British luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce will soon enter a new era, which will see it become an all-electric brand by 2030. The company is finally ready to launch its very first electric vehicle, the Spectre, at the end of 2023. While photos of a camouflaged prototype were unveiled by the manufacturer a few months ago, our spy photographers just captured the car during public testing near Munich, allowing much closer observation of its shape, size and overall attitude on the road.
Silhouette de Wraith
Visually, looks like a wraith coupe looking at this prototype, but it is indeed a brand new car. A closer examination of its bodywork reveals a disruptive design, with a steeper hood, separate headlights, a wider grille and a different beltline. But it retains the rear-hinged “suicide” doors of its thermal counterpart.
600 hp non-steam
As far as performance is concerned, expect a configuration at two electric motors totaling at least 600 horsepower, or even more, but the Rolls-Royce Specter’s goal is not to overtake a Tesla Model S Plaid or a Rimac Nevera. His credo is to become the most luxurious and comfortable electric car ever.
25% heavier than the Wraith?
Yes, but at what price ? And especially, what does it weigh? Because, when it comes to the weight of their electric cars, car manufacturers are rarely prolix. To get an idea of the one that the Rolls-Royce Specter will show on the scale, it is enough to compare the weights of a thermal model and its electric equivalent on the same segment. At Mercedes, for example, an S-Class already weighs just over 2 tonnes, when the EQS limousine is close to 2.5 tonnes, i.e. an overall mass up 25%. Therefore, if we add this rate to that of a Rolls-Royce Wraith, given for just over 2.4 tonnes, we obtain a measure exceeding 3 tons.
The friend of nature?
If this information were to be verified, it would make the Rolls-Royce Specter the heaviest car in current production, far ahead of the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 (2,710 tons) which is ahead of two other Rolls-Royces: the Phantom Extended Wheelbase (2,670 tons) and the Cullinan (2,660 tons). With such a label sticking to its body, will the future electric coupé from Rolls dare to position itself as an eco-responsible vehicle? Response in 2023.
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