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Jeff Perez

To Get The First US Rolls-Royce Spectre, Michael Fux Had To Buy Two

Michael Fux has more than 100 cars in his collection, and as of this week, at least 15 of those vehicles are Rolls-Royces. As one of the most avid car collectors in America, Fux is adding a Spectre to his fleet – the very first one delivered in the US and just his third electric vehicle.

"So now I have three electric cars," Fux tells me during the delivery event in Miami. "I have this one, the Hummer, and I have a Tesla Plaid." Fux was also slated to be the owner of the first Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne in the US – a dramatic EV from Italy – but the car was never delivered.

As far as Rolls-Royces go though, Fux has a garage (or five, probably) full of customized vehicles ranging from an orange Cullinan and a Blue Candy Dawn to a Green Jade Pearl Wraith. He even has his 12 named bespoke colors, including his most popular, Fuxia. But this Spectre is surprisingly subdued; it has a subtle Tempest Grey exterior, standard seven-spoke, 23-inch wheels, and a white leather interior with yellow piping.

But don't worry, this won’t be Fux's only Spectre. Since he wanted to be first in the US, this cars is merely a fill-in until the factory can finalize his custom spec, which should be done at the end of 2024. He tells me he's working closely with Rolls on the details – "It'll be outrageous," he laughs.

Even though this is just his third EV, the Spectre is by far Fux's most expensive. The battery-powered Rolls-Royce starts at $422,750 and only gets pricier with options (one can only imagine what his custom car will cost). The Hummer EV Edition 1 is just over $112,000 by comparison, and the Model S Plaid costs about $91,380 before incentives.

And he's lucky to be the first. Outgoing CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos confirmed in an interview with InsideEVs last year that the wait list for a Spectre is at least 15 months. So customers interested in owning one will have to wait at least until 2025.

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