Rolls-Royce has announced that the Spectre electric super coupe has concluded the cold weather testing programme. It was conducted at the Bespoke facility located in Arjeplog, Sweden, just 55km from the arctic circle where temperature ranges between -26 degrees centigrade and -40 degrees centigrade. The winter testing is carried out for tests related to noise, vibration and harshness. Touted as the spiritual successor to the Phantom Coupé, Rolls Royce Spectre still has to complete nearly two million kilometres of testing.
Being the first fully electric Rolls-Royce, the Spectre will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2023. With 25% of the overall 2.5 million km completed under the winter testing phase, it will continue its global testing programme. The electric super coupé is based on an all-aluminium spaceframe architecture while retaining the Phantom Coupe's iconic split headlights and fastback silhouette. It will be the first Rolls-Royce coupé to be equipped with 23-inch wheels since 1926. Spectre is the most connected Rolls-Royce ever and each component within it is more intelligent than in any previous Rolls-Royce. It features 141,200 sender-receiver relations and has more than 1,000 functions with more than 25,000 sub functions. By comparison, Phantom has 51,000 sender-receiver relations, 456 functions and 647 sub functions.