Owned by the BMW group, the luxury brand is working on its first electric car, the name of which is now known: Silent Shadow.
Like Bentley, Rolls-Royce will have to gradually abandon its traditional V12s to electrify its range. If the brand had never completed the electric concept 103EX, presented in 2016, it confirms that it is working on a brand new model.
« The electrification adapts perfectly to Rolls-Royce – it’s torquey, it’s super quiet ”, Said brand boss Torsten Müller-Ötvös in an interview with Automotive News. “ We’re not known for engine roar and exhaust noises, and that’s a big plus », He continued.
A technical sheet similar to the BMW i7
At this stage, the manufacturer does not communicate the characteristics or the date of marketing of this first Rolls-Royce electric car. However, we know the name of the model: Silent Shadow. Already mentioned at the beginning of the year by our colleagues at Autocar, this name is a nod to the Silver Shadow, built between 1965 and 1980. It also suggests that it will not be a version. rebadged from an existing model.
Because it would be too expensive to design a single architecture, this future Rolls-Royce should be based on the same platform as the Phantom. The various electrical components will be directly inherited from the future BMW i7. To be continued !