Rolls-Royce has launched its first electric vehicle in the form of the 2024 Specter Coupe, and it offers a sublime driving experience that few other vehicles can match.
Due to its appearance combined with a very attractive design, demand will likely exceed supply, at least initially, and in such situations, some first-time owners might be tempted to sell their car for a profit.
In an interview with Car Dealer Magazine released earlier this month, Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said owners caught returning their Specters would be blacklisted by the company for life.
He said Rolls-Royce is working to ensure cars end up with genuine buyers first, and potential customers are required to qualify as part of the build site selection process. Müller-Ötvös said customers have to prove who they are and what they want to do with the car as part of qualifying.
2024 Rolls-Royce Specter
It’s similar to what Ford did for its latest GT supercar, although Ford went further and threatened to sue GT owners who returned their cars early, in this case before a window expired. two-year ownership. John Cena was one of the owners who came into Ford’s crosshairs, although the two sides eventually reached a settlement.
Despite the threat from Müller-Ötvös, prominent luxury car dealer Tom Hartley is confident that Specters will go on sale on the used market in a relatively short time. Speaking to Car Dealer Magazine, Hartley said he would have a Specter for sale within two weeks of the start of deliveries and had already agreed to acquire two copies.
Hartley also said the bounty for the Specter won’t last forever, as the car is very “in” now. That means anyone who wants to avoid a big markup on a used example will likely have to wait for the buzz to die down.