Rolls Royce Spectre EV to go under 2.5 million km testing

The Spectre will be the most connected and aerodynamic Rolls Royce yet

Developing the first electric car is no easy feat for a carmaker. Especially challenging when the carmaker in question is a legacy carmaker and has to embed its associated heritage and attributes. Rolls Royce is at a similar stage, prepping its first-ever EV called Spectre, and it appears to leave no stone unturned with its extensive testing to ensure the Spectre is a spectacle.

Rolls Royce has devised a stringent 2.5 million km testing for the Spectre, with testing grounds spread over the globe. The British marquee brand believes the French Riviera is one of the primary routes on which a typical Rolls Royce customer would ply their vehicles. Hence, 625,000 km worth of testing would be conducted in this part of the world.

Further Spectre testing is slated to occur at locations such as the Autodrome de Miramas facility and on the Côte d’Azur roads. The Autodrome facility played host to the 1926 Grand Prix but now gets equipped with demanding handling circuits with tight corners, adverse cambers, and a heavily banked 3.1-mile three-lane high-speed bowl, enabling Spectre to be tested at continuous high speeds.

While the silent electric powertrain will perfectly sync with the plush, refined ride Rolls Royces have garnered a reputation for, the luxury brand is further working on a new suspension technology that ensures the Spectre delivers Rolls-Royce’s hallmark ‘magic carpet ride’. It uses a sat-nav that allows the car to read an upcoming corner and adjust its suspension preemptively to sustain a stable ride. The system can automatically decouple Spectre’s anti-roll bars on straight roads, allowing each wheel to act independently.

The tech-laden Rolls Royce will see 141,200 sender-receiver relations and has more than 1,000 functions and more than 25,000 sub-functions. That’s three times the communication tech than any existing model, making it the most connected Rolls Royce ever. It

Rolls Royce considers the Spectre an Electric Super Coupe, and the new all-aluminium structure has offered some leeway for designers. The pillarless coach doors, which are nearly 1.5 metres in length, are the longest in Rolls-Royce history. The one-piece side panel, which extends from the front of the A-pillar to behind the rear tail-lights, is the largest ‘deep draw’ part ever produced by Rolls-Royce. All that length meant added stiffness was required, and special steel reinforcements were made to make the Spectre 30% stiffer over all existing Rolls-Royce models.

First customer deliveries of Spectre will commence in the fourth quarter of 2023.

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