Rolls-Royce Motor Cars made a historic statement in September 2021 that it will debut its most important product since the 4th of May 1904, when the marque’s founders, Charles Rolls and Sir Henry Royce, vowed to make “the greatest automobile in the world.” The Spectre from Rolls-Royce.
While the company has earned a reputation for producing what are sometimes referred to as “the greatest automobiles in the world” utilizing internal combustion engines, the concept of electrification is not new to the company.
Henry Royce began his career as an electrical engineer and spent most of his time developing internal combustion engines that mimicked the qualities of an electric vehicle – silent operation, quick torque, and the impression of one unending gear.
A new Rolls-Royce motor automobile is always born in the winter. Temperatures at the marque’s Bespoke factory in Arjeplog, Sweden, approximately 55 kilometres from the Arctic Circle, plunge to -26 degrees Celsius and are further chilled to -40 degrees Celsius.
This test is integrated with the initial stages of the refining process — methods used in the automobile industry such as noise, vibration, and harshness testing.
The engineers refer to this as ‘de-escalated time,’ which allows for extraordinary accuracy and control when crafting the Rolls-Royce experience using Spectre’s chassis control systems, powertrain management, and electronics control.
The Rolls-Royce 3.0 heralds the start of the marque’s daring electric future.
Spectre will continue its global testing program after the winter testing phase is done. The Electric Super Coupé still has to travel roughly two million kilometres before the marque’s engineers deem this project completed before the first client deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2023.
This enormous project would be the most difficult testing program ever devised by the company, spanning 2.5 million kilometres and mimicking more than 400 years of average Rolls-Royce lifespan.
Reference- Rolls-Royce Online Newsroom, Inside EVs, EV Obsession, Autocar India, Top Gear