Rolls-royce unveils the Dawn, a new take on the four-seater drophead
Rolls-royce design has worked to initiate what the company says is a new age for open-top, super-luxury motoring. In a sector exclusively populated by the biggest of automotive compromises—the two-plus-two seat configuration—rolls-royce has chosen to “accept nothing nearly right or good enough.” And that’s what the company has delivered with the new Rolls-royce Dawn, the firm’s new four-seater drophead.
The Dawn has taken inspiration from the Silver Dawn, delivering a cool, contemporary interpretation of what a super-luxury fourseater convertible should be in 2015. But it’s more than convertible version of the Ghost— the company says that the Dawn features 80 per cent unique body panels.
Specific engineering and manufacturing attention has been paid to the creation of the Dawn’s roof. The roof of the Dawn delivers the silence of a Wraith when up and operates in almost complete silence in just over 20 seconds at a cruising speed of up to 50kph. The company says that the Dawn is the quietest open top car ever made.
The engine is the same twin-turbo 6.6-litre V12 powertrain that we’ve become accustomed to in other cars from Rolls-royce. With a power output of 563bhp or at 5,250rpm and a torque rating of 575 lb/ft at 1,500rpm, Rolls-royce promises that the Dawn will pull when it needs to.
The Dawn maintains Rolls-royce’s typical steering characteristics providing good driver feedback thereby ensuring that the car is effortless but precise to drive. If it’s anything like the brand’s other cars, the Dawn should live up to these claims.