On October 18, Rolls-Royce unveiled Spectre at its Goodwood headquarters in England, calling it “the marque’s first entirely electric motor car.” Rolls-Royce will begin shipping the vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2019. During the unveiling of the new model, Torsten Müller-tvös, the company’s CEO, remarked, “I believe Spectre is the most flawless product that Rolls-Royce has ever developed.” “Our brand is beginning a brave new chapter with this.”
The four-seat vehicle is a large, stylish, and aerodynamic fastback with a bigger version of the highly upright front chrome grille that is illuminated by 22 LEDs. The roof treatment is evocative of the Bentley Continentals from the early 1950s, back when Rolls and Bentley were one, and the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament is in situ, but now she’s “aero tuned.” The Rolls Phantom Coupé, however, is a more contemporary example and is fairly rare. The brand-new vehicle is 17.8 feet long and 6.8 feet broad with large 23-inch wheels.