World Premiere: Rolls-Royce Dawn Drophead

Rolls Royce | September 8th, 2015 by 10
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This is the Rolls-Royce Dawn, a four-seater convertible based on the Ghost and Wraith, and described by Rolls as “the sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built.” The …

This is the Rolls-Royce Dawn, a four-seater convertible based on the Ghost and Wraith, and described by Rolls as “the sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built.” The company is paying homage to the Silver Dawn — a name applied to 28 vehicles from 1950 to 1954 — with the introduction of the Rolls-Royce Dawn convertible. The super luxurious convertible features a “Mandarin” interior beneath “Midnight Sapphire” bodywork.

And while the design seems like a convertible Wraith at a glance, nearly 80 percent of the Dawn’s body panels are new. The doors carry over, but the front is pulled forward by 2.1 inches compared to the Wraith and the grille is recessed by 1.7 inches. The new ultra-luxury vehicle is “the quietest open-top car ever made,” the company said in a news release. The roof can be operated “in total silence” in 22 seconds at up to 50 km/h, or about 31mph.

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The 5,644-pound vehicle boasts 563 horsepower and 575 pound-foot of torque from a 6.6 liter V12 engine, with a top speed of 155 miles per hour. It can go from 0 to 160 in 4.9 seconds. Combined fuel economy in the city and highway is 19.9 miles per gallon.

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The car is 17.3 feet long, 6.4 feet wide and 4.9 feet high with a wheelbase of 10.2 feet.

The Dawn’s first model year is already sold out.

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