You might be wondering, why does the Rolls-Royce Spectre, an electric vehicle (EV), feature a grille? Interestingly, the answer lies beyond the conventional cooling mechanism associated with traditional grilles. In the Spectre's case, all cooling is managed through ducts beneath the car, rendering the grille functionally obsolete for cooling purposes. However, the iconic grille is an integral part of the Rolls-Royce aesthetic, and omitting it would simply disrupt the vehicle's timeless design. Similarly, the revered Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament, though now positioned slightly farther back, retains its magical disappearing act.
Bearing the title of the most aerodynamic Rolls-Royce to date, the Spectre boasts an impressive drag coefficient of just 0.25. This achievement is attributed in part to the meticulous engineering applied to the grille vanes. Despite no longer serving the purpose of cooling a V12 engine, the Spectre's wide grille plays a pivotal role in directing air around the sleek super coupe form. Noteworthy is the thoughtful design of the individual grille vanes, strategically minimizing transparency while maximizing the reflection of the surrounding environment. The result is a harmonious blend of form and function, contributing to the Spectre's status as a pinnacle of aerodynamic excellence in the Rolls-Royce lineup.