The Rolls Royce Dawn is a four-seat, super-luxurious convertible,
and although It's based on the Wraith platform, Rolls-Royce is marketing
it as an entirely seperate model.
The name 'Dawn' (first used back in 1952 when on the Silver Dawn drophead),
shares only 20 percent of its body panels with the Wraith, while the
aerodynamic and heavily insulated soft top roof makes the interior
as quiet as the Wraith when up.
In the styling department the Dawn displays all the current hallmarks
of Rolls-Royce. Big slab-like sides, massive wheels, simple uncluttered
lines and that pesant-smashing rectangular grille wedged into the
The interior of the Dawn is more or less identical to that of the
Wraith. The vehicle is a full four seater and so there is no compromise
in comfort wherever you sit. A wide center console splits the interior
in two, while the wood trim on the centre console features a chevron
pattern pointing forward providing an accelerated feel.
The instrument dials have also undergone subtle enhancements with
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. In addition,
a new clock design featuring the new motor car's name has been introduced.
Powering the Rolls-Royce Dawn is a 6.6 litre V12 producing 563 horsepower
and 575 lb-ft of torque.
|Year (of specifications)
||6.6 litre V12