PARIS -- Rolls-Royce says its first full-electric car, the Spectre coupe, will be the most aerodynamic car the ultraluxury brand has produced to date.
The Spectre was unveiled on Tuesday ahead of first deliveries late next year. It can travel 320 miles (520 km) on a single charge, thanks to the model’s sleek shape, Rolls-Royce said in a statement.
Rolls-Royce is the first ultraluxury brand to launch an EV, putting it ahead of rivals Bentley, Aston Martin and Ferrari.
The automaker said electric propulsion sits perfectly with the brand’s ethos to build fast, silent luxury cars andits development did not require any compromise.
The Spectre is "a Rolls-Royce first and an electric car second," Rolls-Royce’s CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said in a statement.
Rolls-Royce said the car would be priced between its Cullinan SUV and its Phantom sedan, suggesting it will cost around 350,000 pounds ($400,000)
The company did not reveal battery capacity specs for the Spectre, but disclosed the pack weighed 700 kg, suggesting a kilowatt per hour figure of over 100.
The total weight of the Spectre is 2975 kg, while the length is 5453 mm. The battery pack is integrated into the chassis, which Rolls-Royce says increases the car’s stiffness by 30 percent compared to combustion engine cars on the same architecture.