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Graceful Majesty on Wheels: A Comprehensive Review of the 2024 Rolls Royce Spectre
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So many car manufacturers are rolling out their EVs this year, but one is grabbing many people's attention. It’s not a car for popping to the store or for taking the kids on a road trip. But if you’re looking for something that is top of the class, that exudes drama, serenity, and sheer comfort, the Rolls-Royce of EVs (excuse the pun), could be coming to a dealership near you soon.
The Spectre is the very first Rolls-Royce EV and is being released with a price tag of over $422,000. If you want to know what kind of car you can for this money, our latest review has all the answers.
Let’s start with some quick facts:
- Model: 2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre
- MSRP: $422,750
- Engine: Dual electric motor
- Output: 577 (430kW) / 664 lb-ft (900Nm)
- Transmission: Single Speed
- Drive Type: All-wheel drive
- Performance: 0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds
- Range: 266 miles (EPA)
- Available: Now
EV Motor, Power, and Performance
All Spectres are being released with a dual-motor electric powertrain under the hood. It comes with 577 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. A quick test drive has revealed that this translates to a time of 4.2 seconds to move the 6559-pound coupe to 60 mph. For a brand that’s all about quiet cruising rather than mind-bending performance, that’s quite impressive.
Rolls-Royce has installed adaptive suspension to ensure an appropriately isolated ride over all but the biggest bumps. The suspension technology provides the best ride possible for a car of this size and weight.
It includes active roll bars that are disconnected during normal driving. Once a bend in the road comes up they reconnect and balance out for body roll. Four-wheel steering and active dampers also play a role in keeping bumps that hit the 23-inch wheels from making their way into the cabin. The engineers have also made room for a massive amount of sound-deadening material for a whisper-quiet cabin.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
The Spectre uses a 102.0-kWh battery borrowed from the BMW i7. The estimated driving range is up to 266 miles per charge when paired with 23-inch wheels. Use smaller 22-inch wheels and the range increases to as much as 291 miles per charge.
The standard charging method is DC fast charging, but nothing is stopping new owners from installing their charging system at home. That way they won’t have to wait around in the Walmart parking lot with the rest of us ordinary people.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe
The EPA hasn’t released any official figures yet, but it’s expected that the Spectre will receive fuel ratings of 72 MPGe city and 75 MPGe highway. You should be able to find more detailed information on the EPA’s website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo Space
Inside the Spectre, there is space for four with bucket seats in both rows. The interior design is very similar to other models but there are some unique additional features.
As well as the brand’s signature starry-night headliner, the vehicle’s door panels also rock a similar twinkle. Tiny LED lights sparkle in the area that surrounds the armrests.
The wood trim in each Spectre stares back at you from the dash and steering wheel and matches in terms of wood type, color, grain, and direction. It’s clear that it comes from one specific tree.
All of the climate controls are physical and utilize a six-zone system. There is a separate zone for each rear passenger and two different zones for each front-seat passenger.
The system is operated through physical dials, knobs, and switches, which makes a pleasant change from all those touchscreen-only climate controls.
Details of the other options and features have yet to be released but it’s been said that there will be a seemingly endless array of personalization options and material choices.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Inside all Spectres you can expect there to be a touchscreen infotainment system safely tucked into the vehicle’s finely-trimmed dashboard. Also standard is a digital gauge display.
Sports attractive aluminum speaker grilles and a bespoke audio stereo system are also available.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Rolls-Royce takes the safety of its drivers and passengers very seriously and there are several standard driver-assistance features. They include:
- Automated emergency braking
- Adaptive cruise control with a lane-centering feature
- Lane-keeping assist
This 214.7-inch behemoth feels much smaller than it looks and is surprisingly easy to navigate in dense urban traffic. The excellent visibility helps as does the rear-wheel steering. However, it might also have something to do with the fact that most people stop their cars and stare as you drive past.
There is plenty of positive feedback both through the steering wheel and pedals. The braking system also feels linear and easy to modulate. The accelerator response is very appropriate and the suspension is sublime.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Much the same as other cars in the Rolls-Royce lineup, the Spectre comes with a four-year warranty and maintenance package, which has no mileage limit.
Final Thoughts on the Rolls-Royce Spectre
In the grand tapestry of automotive luxury, the Rolls-Royce Spectre emerges as a masterpiece, dressed impeccably in a blend of sophistication and innovation. The allure of its exterior design is not just a visual treat but a statement of timeless elegance that transcends the boundaries of mere transportation.
Stepping into the interior is akin to entering a sanctuary of luxury. The craftsmanship is unparalleled, with every detail meticulously curated to elevate the driving experience. The carbon of the Spectre is not merely a compartment; it’s a haven where opulence meets comfort, creating an ambiance that’s nothing short of extraordinary.
The Spectre effortlessly glides on the road, maneuvering with grace and precision. It’s not merely a car; it’s an experience, a journey that leaves an indelible mark on every fortunate soul behind the wheel.
In conclusion, the 2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre stands as a testament to the pursuit of perfection in the world of luxury coupes. Impeccably dressed, boasting a beautiful interior, and delivering a driving experience that transcends expectation, the Spectre etches its name as a true icon in the realm of automotive opulence. Driving it isn’t just a journey; it’s an ode to the artistry of craftsmanship and the pursuit of automotive greatness.
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