Video: Rolls-Royce Spectre now in Malaysia, from RM2 million

Rolls-Royce has launched the brand’s first electric car, the Rolls-Royce Spectre in Malaysia, with a starting price of RM2,000,000. The Spectre is an ultra-luxury electric coupe which brings The Honorary Charles Rolls’ vision from over 100 years ago to reality.

Back in 1900, Mr. Rolls said, “The electric car is perfectly noiseless and clean. There is no sound or vibration. They should become very useful once fixed charging stations can be arranged”. Over 100 years later, Rolls-Royce now has the Spectre in its lineup. Watch our video for a quick walkaround of this ultra-luxurious electric car.

Though it maintains the iconic look of a Rolls-Royce, the Spectre’s electric identity can be seen in elements like its grille. Although the grille maintains an internal combustion engine (ICE)-like design, the grille on the Sepctre doesn’t direct air to an engine but instead pushes it sideways for aerodynamic efficiency.

Another element that contributes to the aerodynamic efficiency of the Spectre is its Spirit of Ecstasy, which has undergone hundreds of hours of testing to contribute to the Spectre’s overall drag coefficient of 0.25. The Rolls-Royce Spectre is the most aerodynamic Rolls-Royce ever and its drag coefficient is even lower than that of a Rimac Nevera (0.3). Mind you, both cars have a different surface area.

Driving the Rolls-Royce Spectre is a dual-motor setup that makes 584 hp and 900 Nm. Although Rolls-Royce isn’t one to boast its performance figures, the Spectre is capable of a century sprint time of 4.5 seconds despite weighing close to 3 tonnes.

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As for the battery and range, the Rolls-Royce Spectre houses a 102-kWh capacity battery which gives 530 km of range (WLTP). It can be charged at a maximum rate of 22 kW with AC charging and 195 kW with DC charging. The former charges the car from flat to full in 5 hours and 30 minutes while the latter charges the car from 10% to 80% in 34 minutes.

The range and charging speeds are already impressive by today’s standards but Rolls-Royce says that it hasn’t bothered too much with it since the average Rolls-Royce owner owns 7 cars and only drives their Rolls-Royce for an average of 5,100 km per year.

Watch our video to find out more about the Rolls-Royce Spectre.

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