As the world is quickly advancing towards the all-electric platform, British luxury automaker Rolls Royce doesn’t want to miss a piece of the pie.
The recent model dubbed Rolls Royce Spectre will thus be based entirely on this futuristic platform.
2.5 Million Kilometers Of Testing
The automaker is known for its extreme attention to detail and thus the all-new Spectre is being subjected to 2.5 million kilometers of testing.
The latest news in this regard came lately when Rolls Royce announced that its new vehicle is undergoing winter testing near the Arctic Circle in extreme weather conditions.
According to reports, the Spectre comfortably survived extreme weather conditions as low as -40°C in Sweden.
What Factors Were Assessed?
Some of the key factors that the company engineers kept a close eye on include:
While all this does matter in a normal EV as well, it is substantial not to have any of the above issues in a Rolls Royce EV because customers don’t expect anything but perfection from this brand.
Other systems that were also closely examined include:
The vehicle is being tested by engineers by intentionally destabilising it on slippery surfaces at low speeds in controlled conditions.
This simulates the conditions that the vehicle would encounter at high speeds during normal driving.
They are examining how the systems of the vehicle behave under such conditions for aiding the driver.
After finishing the winter testing, the vehicle has now successfully completed almost a quarter of the 2.5 million kilometers of testing. This program is so extensive that it is likely to simulate 400 years of usage of the vehicle.
Not The First EV Attempt From Rolls Royce
It is to be kept in mind that Rolls Royce has always been the trailblazer in terms of technology.
The company first attempted to enter the EV segment as early as 2011 with its Phantom model. The vehicle was named 102EX.
After this, another model known as the 103X was also launched. However, the company never showed interest in Plug-In Hybrids.
The Rolls Royce Spectre was announced in September last year as a first step towards going all-electric by 2030.
Availability In Europe
The vehicle is likely to hit the roads by the end of next year and we expect that it will be available in Europe during the fourth quarter of 2023.
This is why the automaker is so focused on testing it under extreme conditions right now.
Most Advanced Rolls Royce Ever
While the Spectre isn’t as humongous as the flagship Phantom, it is the most advanced vehicle from Rolls Royce ever.
Besides its electric drivetrain, it will have 1000 functions and over 25,000 different sub-functions.
Well, what does that mean? In simple words, it will offer additional abilities for the driver and the passengers.
Quicker Yet More Environmentally Sustainable
The aluminum spaceframe architecture that Rolls Royce is famous for will now be combined with the electric platform to get the best of both worlds.
In this way, the vehicle will not just be extremely comfortable but also much quicker while being sustainable for the future.
What Are The Future Prospects Of The Rolls-Royce Spectre?
The future is bright for all EVs. As Rolls Royce has no competitor in the luxury segment, the Spectre might be the automaker’s number one vehicle in the future.
It will allure the rich and wealthy to show their appreciation for the planet while also flaunting their wealth.
We have high hopes for the Rolls Royce Spectre and hope that the vehicle’s production follows the company’s plans.
However, no information about the price of the vehicle has yet been revealed.