Today, a new Dawn is upon us, as Rolls-Royce revealed the newest addition to the Rolls-Royce family, Dawn, a soft-top convertible, which will sit alongside the Wraith coupé in the line-up.
The designers have worked hard to ensure that the Dawn is as smooth and quiet as other Rolls-Royce models despite the absence of a fixed roof.
Powering the Dawn is the same twin-turbo 6.6-litre V12 used by the Ghost. The engine produces 563bhp at 5250rpm and 575lb ft at 1500rpm and drives the rear wheels through an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox, which links with the sat-nav to automatically pre-select the next appropriate gear. The Dawn can get from 0-62mph in 4.9sec and reach a limited 155mph. Combined fuel economy is 19.9mpg and CO2 emissions are 330g/km.
While the car’s underpinned by modern tech, the name reaches deep into the brand’s history. “It was never going to be called the Corniche as we didn’t want the baggage that went with that,” said Giles Taylor, Design Director. Similar to the original 28 Dawn convertibles of the fifties, it’ll certainly be exclusive when it arrives next year.
We've already started taking orders for Dawn, so contact us on 0131 442 1000 for more information.