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Rolls-Royce Spectre

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Rolls-Royce Spectre

(2023 - present)


    The Rolls-Royce Spectre is an all-electric luxury coupé which its manufacturer says is the spiritual successor to the Phantom coupé that was removed from sale in 2016.

    Soon to arrive in the UK as one of the most desirable electric cars in the world, the Spectre has high standards to meet, and the majority of reviewers conclude that the coupé does not disappoint.

    Described by Top Gear‘s Ollie Kew as “sensational”, of John McIlroy Auto Express argues that the car’s “beautifully appointed cabin” is currently unmatched in the all-electric sector, “until Bentley and Range Rover launch their own pure-electric models.”

    That said, a few outlets comment that the Spectre doesn’t quite escape some traditional large electric car pitfalls, particularly how the car’s heavy weight effects ride quality. “It makes a massive fuss over some quite modest bumps”, says Andrew English of The Telegraph, “and just continuously pumps itself up and down like an irritating nodding-dog mascot.”

    As of July 2023, the Rolls-Royce Spectre holds an Expert Rating of 79%, based on nine reviews published by the UK motoring media. This is a brand-new model, however, so this rating could shift up or down by a few points in coming months.

    Spectre highlights

    • As good as all-electric luxury gets
    • Very comfortable and quiet cabin
    • Strong performance
    • Unmatched status symbol

    Spectre lowlights

    • Very expensive and exclusive
    • Heavy weight hinders ride quality

    Key specifications

    Body style: Coupé
    electric, battery-powered
    From £332,055 on-road

    Launched: Autumn 2023
    Last updated: N/A
    Replacement due: TBA

    Media reviews

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    Safety rating

    Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

    No safety rating

    The Rolls-Royce Spectre has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. Due to its price and exclusivity, it’s unlikely to ever be crash tested.

    Eco rating

    Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

    No eco rating

    The Rolls-Royce Spectre has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

    Reliability rating

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    No reliability rating

    As of July 2023, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Rolls-Royce Spectre to generate a reliability rating.

    The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Spectre, we’ll publish the score here.

    Running cost rating

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    No data yet

    As of July 2023, we don’t have independently verified data available for the Rolls-Royce Spectre. Check back again soon.

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