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Rolls-Royce Spectre

(2023 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

67
%
B

Used car score:

62
%
C

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

77
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

51
%
D

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

67
%
B

Used car score:

62
%
C

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

77
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

51
%
D

Summary


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 March 2024, the Rolls-Royce Spectre holds a New Car Expert Rating of B with a score of 67%. This is currently the highest score of any model in the Rolls-Royce range, as while offering the brand’s lavish driving comfort, the electric Spectre delivers zero-emission travel and much more affordable running costs.

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
Engines:
electric, battery-powered
Price:
From £332,055 on-road

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


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Auto Trader

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Autocar

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Car

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Driving Electric

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Electrifying.com

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Motoring Research

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The Intercooler

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

+

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

As of March 2024, the Rolls-Royce Spectre has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

No reliability rating

As of March 2024, 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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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Battery rangeAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models323 milesA323 – 323 milesA – A
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models50F50 – 50F – F

The Rolls-Royce Spectre is a rather mixed bag when it comes to running costs, according to whole-life cost data provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our technical partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

We currently only have limited information about the Spectre, but an official electric range of 323 miles is excellent, and means you shouldn’t need to worry about running out of charge in normal day-to-day driving. We don’t have any data yet on how efficient the car’s battery is though.

Similarly, we don’t have servicing costs for the Cullinan at the moment. If you would like some indication of maintenance costs, the car’s insurance premiums are in the highest bracket possible.

Similar cars


If you’re looking at the Rolls-Royce Spectre, you might also be interested in these alternatives.

Bentley Flying Spur | BMW iX | Mercedes-Benz EQS | Porsche Taycan | Range Rover | Rolls-Royce Cullinan | Rolls-Royce Ghost | Tesla Model S


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