The new Rolls-Royce Dawn that made its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show offers a luxurious and powerful open-top experience that’s expressed through a contemporary design. The 2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn was built with the timeless principles of the brand.
It has a high shoulder line, a 2:1 wheel height to body height, short front overhang with a long rear overhang, a long bonnet, and a tapering rear graphic. Its front exudes power; its grille has been recessed by about 45mm while the lower front bumper is extended by 53mm compared to the Wraith.
From the side, the Rolls-Royce Dawn demonstrates a muted elegance owing to its totally homogenous soft top shape. In addition, it rides on a set of new 21" polished and 21'' and 20" painted wheels. The car’s rear ends tapers, reminiscent of the brand’s 'boat tail' drophead coupés.
The Dawn has been fitted with several engineering breakthroughs, which result to it being the most rigid four-seater convertible currently available. It is equipped with a redesigned suspension architecture that ensures unparalleled driving comfort.
It offers exceptional handling with modified air springs and active roll bars that result to a lowered center of gravity and decreased number of aerodynamic lifts in its front and rear.
The Dawn’s profile is lower and considerably sleeker because of its rear track (which is 24mm wider than that of the Ghost).
Its power is uncompromised with a twin-turbo 6.6-litre V12 powertrain, which produces 563bhp or 420kW @ 5,250rpm and a torque of 780Nm or 575 lb ft @ 1,500rpm. Driving the Dawn is an exhilarating experience, boosted further with an accelerator pedal that offers as much as a 30% improved response at medium throttle.
The automaker claims that the Dawn features amazing steering feedback that enhances precision, leading to a smooth and safe drive. All of these characteristics contribute to making the 2016 Dawn the brand’s most powerful full four-seat drophead motor car ever. The fact that it is lighter and more frugal to use than most 2+2 convertibles in the market certainly doesn’t hurt its reputation too.