The luxurious Spectre interior looks almost the same as any other Rolls-Royce.
Since it was first teased late last year, we've spotted the 2023 Rolls-Royce Spectre electric vehicle out testing (in prototype form) on many occasions. Rolls-Royce recently moved the car into its second test phase in the French Riviera, where it will drive 390,000 miles (out of a total of 1.5 million). No changes have been spotted on the test mule's exterior, but for the first time, our spy photographers have managed to get a glimpse of the interior.
From what we can see in the photos, the Spectre's cabin looks remarkably similar to today's gas-powered Rolls-Royce models, like the Cullinan and Ghost. The lower switchgear, including the prominent volume knob and two-part temperature dials, look identical to existing Rolls vehicles.
Though the Spectre won't take the same minimalist digital approach as the latest BMW models, it will likely be the first to feature the Rolls-Royce version of iDrive 8. Like other vehicles with the latest iDrive software, the Spectre will display information on two curved screens that wrap around the driver.
There's a rotating knob to control the system, though we imagine the screen is touch-capable as well. As in BMW vehicles, drivers can interact with their infotainment via voice or gesture control. Of course, this is still a prototype, so the interior is subject to change before it reaches production.
iDrive 8 is BMW's most technologically advanced infotainment system to date, so we are excited to see how it's deployed in this new Rolls-Royce.
Though it will share some infotainment technology with BMW, Spectre's platform is all Royce-Royce. It will ride on the same Architecture of Luxury platform used on other Rolls-Royce models, but it will feature an all-electric drivetrain.
There's still no word on drivetrain specifications, but the rumor mill anticipates a dual-motor setup delivering around 600 to 650 horsepower. Expect to see an official reveal sometime in 2023, with the first customer deliveries taking place in the fourth quarter of 2023.