Under the skin, it’s far more intelligent than any current Rolls-Royce. Of all the automakers making the move to electrification, one has to assume that it’s less of an issue for Rolls-Royce than for, say, Dodge. From the Ghost to the Cullinan , every Rolls prioritizes refinement, effortless power, and comfort rather than agility. These are all qualities that complement an electric powertrain perfectly. The Rolls-Royce Spectre electric coupe is, therefore, expected to embody all the traditional strengths associated with the brand. The Spectre, officially announced in September last year, has been spied several times before and now Rolls has shared more details about the car’s winter testing regimen that recently concluded just 34 or so miles from the Arctic Circle, a popular testing region for new EVs. We also now know more about why the brand is calling this its most connected, technologically advanced car yet.
Rolls is taking no chances with the Spectre which is why the coupe is being subjected to a testing program that covers over 1.5 million miles. So far, 25% of this distance has been covered. Included in this is testing at a specialist facility in Arjeplog, Sweden, where the Spectre was subjected to temperatures of -104 degrees Fahrenheit. According to Rolls-Royce, every new model begins testing in winter conditions. Here, engineers will evaluate the functioning of door rubbers, fastening materials, bonding agents, and bushing compounds. Unsurprisingly, it is also an opportunity to test the effectiveness of the vehicle’s ventilation system.
“Refining the all-electric drivetrain that underpins Spectre challenges the very definition of engineering,” said Mihiar Ayoubi, Director of Engineering, Rolls-Royce.” The departure from internal combustion engines allows us to significantly increase the processing power of our individual components and create a Decentralized Intelligence. We refer to this unprecedented era, where we benefit from a multi-control, multi-channel and highly interconnected electronic and electric powertrain architecture, as ‘Rolls-Royce 3.0’.”
The Spectre is expected to be revealed in the second half of 2023. Brand loyalists will hope that the revolutionary technical wizardry has not in any way come at the expense of the serene driving experience that has positioned Rolls-Royce as the epitome of automotive luxury.
Source : CarBuzz