Hundreds of select group of customers ordered $413,000 Spectre, Rolls-Royce’s first electric car, before even seeing it.
Rolls-Royce Spectre will go head-to-head with the Cadillac Celestiq, which starts at over $300,000.
Priced between the $350k Cullinan and $460k Phantom, Spectre is the most expensive electric car on the market.
Rolls-Royce Spectre is expected to reach dealerships worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2023.
Rolls-Royce has revealed that it has already received hundreds of orders for its first ultra-luxury electric car, the Spectre EV, before public unveiling last week, adding that some even put down deposits before seeing it.
Officially revealed last week Tuesday, the ultra-exclusive electric Rolls-Royce Spectre, which starts at $413,000, will go head-to-head with the Cadillac Celestiq, which starts at over $300,000.
Speaking with CNBC, CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos, said that Rolls-Royce has already received over 300 deposits from American buyers who were allowed to take just a sneak peek of the ultra-exclusive electric luxury vehicle at its Goodwood facility in England before the public unveiling on Tuesday.
Muller-Otvos noted that some select group of customers even put down deposits before seeing the car in person, saying “Once they have seen it here, they are delighted. The order book looks strong,”
Despite its electric drivetrain, Muller-Otvos is adamant that the Spectre is still a true Rolls-Royce car like the Phantom and Ghost.
“It needs to be a Rolls-Royce first,” adding that “That means stability, brilliant quality, timeless materials, flight-on-land, silent propulsion. It carries all these genes Rolls-Royce is famous for.”
The Spectre rolls on the new “Architecture Of Luxury” platform and uses an electric powertrain, producing 577 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque.
The two-door coupe can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and top out at 155 mph seconds. It has an all-electric range of around 320-mile (520 km) on fully charged battery-pack.
Priced between the $350k Cullinan SUV and $460k Phantom sedan, Spectre is the most expensive electric car on the market. It is expected to reach dealerships worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2023.