Dawn

An elegant, sensuous new drophead of impeccable pedigree

The new Rolls-Royce drophead is the ‘sexiest’ Rolls-Royce ever built, in the words of Torsten Müller-Ötvös, the company’s CEO.

If the Phantom is Rolls-Royce at its most imposing, the Ghost a Rolls-Royce for the new global entrepreneur and the Wraith a grand tourer of imperious performance, the Dawn brings sensuality, beauty and the hedonism of open-air motoring to the stable. If a car can be sexy, this can - and is.

Overview

Rolls-Royce Dawn

It has been known for some while that Rolls-Royce planned a drophead four-seater. Simplistically, many expected it would be a roofless Wraith. The reality is more complicated, as 80% of the body panels on the new Rolls-Royce Dawn are unique to the model. The closer you look, the fewer the resemblances to the Wraith; the grille is recessed by 45mm whilst the lower front bumper has been extended 53mm, focusing the eye on the jet air intake face and drawing attention towards the rear shoulders, emphasising the car’s sweeping lines. It’s elegant without being soft, a confident, pure and sporting drophead that will stand the test of time.

Rolls-Royce scorns the ‘2+2’ description for Dawn, maintaining that there’s enough room in the rear seats for two adults to travel in comfort. Design Director Giles Taylor describes the interior of a Rolls-Royce as a ‘social space’ - and there’s no second-class compartment. Four cosseting seats nestle within a ‘slingshot’ of wood and leather that wraps around the interior. The long coach doors allow passengers to disembark with elegance, and even the tyres have been specially developed to deliver the magic carpet ‘waft’ that the Dawn’s owners will expect.

Interior Tour

Technology

Rolls-Royce Dawn

True to Rolls-Royce tradition, Dawn features a fabric roof. But it also had to deliver a hushed driving experience. So the roof is exceptionally well insulated, making it the quietest convertible car in the world. It can also be operated at up to 30mph, raising or lowering in 22 seconds in a ‘silent ballet’ of precisely timed movements.

Technology is ever-present but discreet; the Spirit of Ecstasy rotary controller controls media and navigation; a one-touch call button on the steering wheel allows access to voice control. Satellite aided 8-speed transmission, new radar and camera software and automatic cruise control all offer discreet but welcome driver assistance when called upon.

The body is exceptionally rigid for a convertible four-seater, yet Rolls-Royce recognises that owners will want a supple, smooth and comfortable ride rather than Nürburgring lap records. Accordingly the Dawn has a unique specification of air springs and active anti-roll bars. The Dawn is powered by the Rolls-Royce 6.6-litre V12, which in this guise produces 563bhp and 780Nm at 1,500rpm. That’s a slightly lower power output than the Wraith; even so, 0-62mph can be reached in a mere 4.9 seconds. But when you’re at the wheel of the Rolls-Royce Dawn, why rush?

Specification

  • Top Speed155 MPH

  • 0-60 MPH4.8s

  • Max Power563 BHP

  • Engine Size6592 CC

  • Weight2560 KG

Rolls-Royce Dawn
Dimensions
Vehicle length 5285mm / 17.34ft
Vehicle width 1947mm / 6.39ft
Vehicle height 1502mm / 4.93ft
Wheelbase 3112mm / 10.21ft
Weight
Unladen weight (DIN) 2560kg / 5644lb
Engine
Type V / 12 / 48
Fuel management Direct injection
Max torque @ engine speed 780Nm / 575lb ft @ 1500rpm
Power output @ engine speed 563bhp / 420kW / 570PS @ 5250rpm
Performance
Top speed 155 mph / 250 km/h (governed)
Acceleration 0-60 mph 4.8 sec
Fuel Consumption
Urban 21.4ltr / 100km / 13.2mpg (Imp.)
Extra urban 9.8ltr / 100km / 28.8mpg (Imp.)
Combined consumption / range 1 14.2ltr / 100km / 19.9mpg (Imp.)
CO2 emissions (combined) 330g/km

New Rolls-Royce Dawn PRICE from £264,000

New Rolls-Royce Dawn prices start from £264,000. This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price (RRP) including VAT as of October 2016 , please call us to discuss options.

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