Rolls-Royce first ever EV; the Spectre unveiled in Singapore

Rolls-Royce unveiled their first-ever electric vehicle– the Spectre in Singapore on 22 August 2023. This also marks the Spectre’s inaugural debut in South East Asia.

Synonymous with pioneering technical advancements and an unwavering quest for perfection, there’s much we can look forward to in the Spectre. 

Image from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars / Serudin 

The Rolls-Royce 3.0 

The inaugural Rolls-Royce of the Goodwood era was the Phantom in 2003. launched in 2003, bore the name Phantom. Constructed on an exclusive Bespoke framework, it marked the dawn of what might be termed Rolls-Royce 1.0.

Its successor, founded on the ‘Architecture of Luxury’, an all-encompassing all-aluminium structure, also served as the foundation for the Cullinan and Ghost models. This progression signalled the advent of what is termed as Rolls-Royce 2.0.

With the Spectre’s introduction, featuring a fully electric drivetrain and decentralised intelligence, we see the emergence of Rolls-Royce 3.0, heralding a new era in the realm of ultra-luxury motoring.

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How much power does it have ? 

In terms of power, the Spectre is amply equipped, providing more than enough to propel its 2,860 kg frame.

Boasting 430 kW or 584 hp, and 900 Nm of torque, it surges from 0-100km/h in a mere 4.5 seconds!

Driving the Spectre’s impressive speed are two Separated Excited Synchronous Motors (SSMs). The front motor produces 190 kW, while the rear delivers a substantial 360 kW.

Image from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars / Serudin

Big batteries for a healthy range 

When it comes to Electric Vehicles (EVs), many experience what we term “range anxiety”.

It appears that Rolls-Royce has thought of everything, equipping the Spectre with a 102 kilowatt-hour Lithium-Ion battery, comprising over 800 individual cells.

Charging from 10-80% requires just 34 minutes using a 195 kW(DC) fast charger, which can also provide enough power for 100km in approximately nine minutes.

Most digitally connected Rolls-Royce, ever 

As we transition into a new era with the Spectre, it emerges as the most interconnected Rolls-Royce to date, boasting three times as many sender-receiver signals as any previous model.

Engineers describe it as a ‘Rolls-Royce in ultra-high resolution’, thanks to its rapid and accurate responses to both road and weather conditions.

Leveraging a software architecture known as Decentralised Intelligence, data is processed closer to its source rather than being solely overseen by a central processor.

To facilitate this, each of the 141,200 sender-receiver variables possesses its own bespoke control. 

For the majority of these, multiple sub-variables consider factors like climate, speed, road surface, car condition, and driving patterns. 

This system allows the vehicle to react swiftly to both the driver’s actions and alterations in road situations.

Image from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars / Serudin

All new era for Rolls-Royce 

With the launch of the Spectre, Rolls-Royce heralds a fresh chapter, ushering in an all-electric era without compromising its esteemed prestige and quality.

The Spectre’s starting price in Singapore is S$2,138,888 (excluding COE), with the initial customer deliveries slated for the fourth quarter of 2023. By the close of 2030, the entire range of the marque is projected to be fully electric.

“Singapore has always been, and will continue to be, a very significant hub for luxury. The response to Rolls-Royce’s all electric super-coupé has been overwhelmingly positive, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to showcase this remarkable motor car in Singapore and witness a new super-luxury, electric era for the brand.”

Renee Chua, Managing Director, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore

image from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars / Serudin was invited to the Rolls Royce Spectre exclusive launch on 22 August.

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