The historic announcement made by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in 2021 marked a pivotal moment in the company’s long and storied history. By declaring its commitment to electric technology, Rolls-Royce signalled its intent to embrace a new era of automotive innovation.
Rolls-Royce Spectre, the world’s first ultra-luxury electric super coupé represented a groundbreaking shift for the brand. With the promise of first customer deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2023, Spectre showcased Rolls-Royce’s dedication to adopting electric technology and its exacting standards for producing high-end electric vehicles.
Spectre underwent an extensive and demanding testing program, covering a staggering 2.5 million kilometres to ensure its performance, reliability, and quality met. Undeniably, the response to Spectre from around the globe was overwhelmingly positive, highlighting the anticipation and excitement surrounding Rolls-Royce’s venture into the electric vehicle market.
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Malaysia is no exception.
The debut of Spectre in Kuala Lumpur on September 5th marked a significant event as the world’s first ultra-luxury electric super coupé. As part of a regional tour, Spectre’s presence in Malaysia allows both the clients and the media to get a firsthand look at Rolls-Royce’s electric future.
We are delighted to celebrate the debut of Rolls-Royce Spectre in Malaysia, the most anticipated model in the history of our marque. Malaysia remains a key market for our region and has captured the imagination of many, representing as it does the start of our brand’s bold electric future. With its highly contemporary design and delightful Bespoke interior, combined with true engineering substance and innovation, there can be no doubt that Spectre is a true Rolls-Royce.”
Irene Nikkein, Regional Director Asia-Pacific, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Delivering a world-class electric vehicle: Rolls-Royce Spectre
It is a Rolls-Royce first and foremost and an electric car second, Spectre has been boldly conceived, meticulously engineered, exhaustively tested and spectacularly realised, and represents an unequivocal statement of intent, signalling to the world what Rolls-Royce stands for now and in the decades to come.
Spectre’s laser-welded pillarless coach doors are notable for their substantial size, measuring almost 1.5 meters in length. These large doors are a distinctive and luxurious feature, contributing to the vehicle’s overall aesthetics. The effortless Doors power-assisted system is designed to enjoy the convenience of automatic assistance when getting in and out of the vehicle. To match Spectre’s generous proportions, it is the first production Rolls-Royce two-door coupé to be equipped with 23-inch wheels in almost 100 years.
Drawing inspiration from industries beyond automotive – in particular, the design of Spectre takes cues from the clarity and precision of line and intelligent use of reflection in modern racing yacht styling. The seamless roofline contributes significantly to Spectre’s exceptional aerodynamics. Following the roofline back, the tail lamps are set into the largest single-body panel ever produced for a Rolls-Royce, which extends from the A-pillar to the luggage compartment.
Spectre’s Pantheon grille is the widest ever fitted to a Rolls-Royce. The polished stainless-steel vanes are smooth, flush-fitting, and softly illuminated with 22 LEDs lighting up the sandblasted rear surface, creating a subtle three-dimensional signature at night. The Spirit of Ecstasy figurine was specially created for Spectre. With a lower stance and more aerodynamic profile, perfected over 830 hours of design modelling and wind tunnel testing.
The interior of Spectre contains a wealth of technologically advanced bespoke features. For the first time on a series production Rolls-Royce, these include Starlight Doors, which incorporate 4,796 softly illuminated ‘stars’. Customers can alternatively choose a backdrop of Canadel panelling, hand-crafted from a range of exquisite woods. Inspired by British tailoring, the all-new front seat design has lapel sections that can be rendered in contrasting or matching colours to the main base. Spectre’s interior suite offers clients near-infinite Bespoke possibilities as with all Rolls-Royce motor cars.
Rolls-Royce made an ambitious pledge to transition its entire portfolio to fully electric vehicles by the end of 2030. This commitment demonstrates the brand’s determination to lead the luxury automobile industry in the transition towards sustainable, zero-emission transportation.
Starting from RM 2,000,000, Rolls-Royce Spectre is among the most luxurious and exclusive vehicles in the world. This base price represents the starting point for a standard configuration, the final cost can increase significantly based on the customer’s customisation choices and bespoke options.