It weighs 2.9 tonnes, the Rolls-Royce Spectre. But even its 700kg battery back is used as a layer of soundproofing. That’s how focused Rolls-Royce was on creating the most refined car in the world with this: its first ever electric car. The Spectre doesn’t try to be radical: it looks like a Roller, it has a very traditional interior and underpinnings aren’t anything you haven’t seen from an EV before. So does that mean Rolls-Royce just got a bit more generic, or is this in fact the finest car on the face of the Earth? Poor old TopGear magazine’s Ollie Kew has been wafting around in the new £330,000 super-deluxe coupe to find out.

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Chapters:
00:00 Intro
00:46 The Rolls-Royce Spectre
02:33 The Specs
04:41 The Drive
06:37 Is It Still A Rolls-Royce?
09:31 Negatives?
10:47 Conclusion

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