The first electric Rolls-Royce is no longer enough for orders

The first electric Rolls-Royce is no longer enough for orders


If it is true that inflation has returned and started to weigh on the wallets of consumers, it is true that this is a problem that seems to have little effect on Rolls-Royce customers. Just look at the case of the Specter, the brand’s first EV, which, although not yet delivered, is no longer enough for orders!

With the start of delivery of the first units to customers only scheduled for the last quarter of 2023, the Rolls-Royce Spectre it has already begun, however, to cause problems for the Westhampnett manufacturer; but good, say! …

According to the latest news, the demand for the first 100% electric model of the British luxury brand has become such that the manufacturer will now be faced with the need to increase the production levels previously planned. , to respond to (higher) demand.

The first 100% electric model in the history of the brand, the Specter succeeds beyond Rolls-Royce’s expectations.

Confirmation of this situation, moreover, had already been stated by the Executive Director of Rolls-RoyceTorsten Müller-Ötvös, who, speaking to Automotive News Europe, realized that, not only the number of orders already placed, includes a large part of the production planned for 2023, but also, if the flow of orders continues at the same time. speed, it will be necessary to increase Spectre’s production capacity.

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“The number of orders of Spectre at the moment, it is bigger than we expected at the beginning”, admitted Müller-Ötvös, remembering that, “although we still have a few months. [antes do arranque da produção]if the demand continues at the same pace, I have no doubt that we will have to adjust what were our original plans”.

And benefits such as combustion!…

In addition, and without even revealing the exact number, the head man in charge of Rolls-Royce already assures that the Specter will be in the process of becoming the “third pillar” of manufacturer salesonly after Cullinan SUV and Ghost, and can even reach the same level of profit as combustion models.

Regarding the Spectre, it is worth noting that it is a suggestion that, although with 100% electric motion, it uses the same platform as the other. Rolls-Royceto which the battery is connected which, although without an officially revealed capacity, adds to the total weight of the car, around 700 kg. A value which, together with the 520 km of WLTP autonomy that the model officially announces, shows that it can, however, exceed 100 kWh .

The Rolls-Royce Specter has a 700 kg battery, with an unknown capacity, but capable of ensuring autonomy in the order of 520 km.
The Rolls-Royce Specter has a 700 kg battery, with an unknown capacity, but capable of ensuring autonomy in the order of 520 km.

As for the first phase Electric Rolls-Royce announces a power of around 585 hp and a maximum torque of 900 Nm, thanks to which it promises to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds.

Finally and regarding the price, the British brand only mentions that Spectre It will be a good place between Cullinan and Phantom, and the information will already appear after the presentation, developing an entry price of around 500 thousand euros.