Rolls-Royce has unveiled its first-ever electric car that will be available next year.
Spectre will only come with two doors and will be longer than a Cadillac escalade with vehicles offering stars in the door and ceiling.
For the past few years, the British ultra-luxury brand has offered a feature called the “Starlight Headliner,” which gives the illusion of tiny stars on the ceiling, identical to the night sky over Goodwood, UK, where the Rolls-Royce manufacturing is located.
Rolls-Royce is incorporating this technology into the Spectre’s doors, which will contain an additional 5,876 “stars” so that sparkling points of light completely encircle its passengers.
Additionally, the Spectre will have the largest grille ever seen on a Rolls-Royce model, despite not requiring nearly as much air as the V12-powered vehicles from the British manufacturer. The company claims the Spectre is the most aerodynamic Rolls-Royce to date and has a drag coefficient of 0.25.
Thanks to four-wheel steering, the large vehicle should be easy enough to maneuver around tight corners.
According to Rolls-Royce, the overall tapered shape of the vehicle was inspired by yachts, continuing a recent Rolls-Royce design model that may be the most costly vehicle ever manufactured.
Unlike many electric cars with huge touch screens, the Spectre relies on physical controls for most internal functions. Screens will still be available, but their use will be more understated.
With a total weight of 6,659 pounds, the Spectre weighs about 600 pounds more than a Cullinan SUV. It includes more than 1,500 pounds of sound-deadening insulation.
The 557 horsepower vehicle will have a 0-to-60 mph acceleration time of roughly 4.4 seconds and a range of about 260 miles before requiring a recharge.
“We would never compromise the experience of the car or the looks of the car just purely for range,” said Rolls-Royce chief executive Torsten Müller-Ötvös.