New Rolls-Royce Dawn offers open-top, super-luxury motoring
According to Rolls-Royce, the new Dawn is “quite simply, the sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built.” Some may argue every model by the British automaker is sexy, the Dawn sets to offer the affluent an opportunity to drop the top and soak up the sun while rolling down the luxury lanes or parked outside social hotspots. In other words, an opportunity to been seen.
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The Rolls-Royce Dawn maintains the Rolls-Royce design principles – 2:1 wheel height to body height, a long bonnet, short front overhang, a long rear overhang, an elegant tapering rear graphic and a high shoulder line. The front grille is recessed by approximately 45mm whilst the lower front bumper has been extended 53mm compared to Wraith. This has been done to focus the eye on the jet air intake face and to make the car feel focused, even when standing still. The grille design helps accelerate the tension of the car towards the rear shoulders, again emphasising the unique elegance of Dawn.
Inside, the Rolls-Royce Dawn finds four separate bucket seats surrounded by wood and leather, with the slingshot concept running from the driver’s A-post towards the rear of the car, around the rear seats before returning to the passenger A-Pillar. The instrument cluster gets individually applied polished metal chaplets around the dials evoking the precision design of hand-made, luxury wrist watches, whilst the matt chrome centres ‘float’ in the middle of each instrument; a new clock design featuring the new motor car’s name has been introduced. The the music lover, the Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke Audio system has been specially calibrated for the unique configuration of the Rolls-Royce Dawn.
Rolls-Royce Dawn Power
Powered by the Rolls-Royce 6.6 litre twin-turbo V12, the Dawn will do 0 – 100km/h in 4.9-seconds, with power output rated at 563-hp and 575 lb-ft at 1500rpm. This is all mated to the Satellite Aided Transmission, a technology that made its global debut on Wraith in 2013.