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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10 responses to “World Premiere: Rolls-Royce Dawn Drophead”

  1. jason bourne says:

    Dophead?

    If this is the sexiest Rolls ever built, Rolls-Royce needs to take some major lessons on what’s sexy.

  2. TheBingoBalls says:

    To be part of the 1% for one day. Just one.

  3. Immanuel Vinke says:

    This car is simply a piece of artistic presence!! WOW!

    (btw please correct the mistake in the text where it says 0-160 in 4.9, it is quick but not McLaren P1 quick.
    Should be 0-60mph or 0-100kph)

  4. CDspeed says:

    Wow that is an automotive beauty. I actually owned a 1954 Silver Dawn sedan, it was Shell Grey (silver) with red interior, if your used to the handling of a BMW though, you wouldn’t like vintage Rolls Royces. It was like driving a unicycle with a tank body, just going in a straight line takes effort.

  5. Matt Stokes says:

    Looks good, for a convertible.

  6. Icebreakerr says:

    this is basically the 8 series..

  7. Julien says:

    love that leather !! i would fancy an M6 GC with the same combo minus the wood !

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