The Rolls Royce Dawn is a new convertible model for 2016. While it's somewhat based on the Wraith coupe, the automaker is quick to claim that 80% of the bodywork is new.
The Dawn is a top-shelf convertible in every way, as one might expect from Rolls Royce. The automaker's ubiquitous 6.6L twin-turbo V12 engine and 8-speed transmission always proves itself capable of pushing even Rolls Royce's heaviest. When equipped in the 5,600 lb Dawn therefore drives and handles like a much lighter car.
It's not hard to see why people make comparisons to the Wraith coupe. The Dawn shares other Rolls' slightly raked grille, long hood, rectangular LED headlamps and "suicide" doors. The Dawn is covered by a fabric (chosen because of tradition) convertible top that rolls up and down in 22 seconds and is, by all accounts, completely silent.
This being a Rolls Royce, it comes ridiculously well-appointed. From the adjustable ride control suspension to the 20" alloy wheels, to the directional headlamps, to the 8-way power front seats to the remote keyless entry to the acres of leatheriest leather trim, it may seem similarly equipped to many other cars, but it's the way Rolls Royce executes all the mundane appointments that make it like no other car.
Also typical of Rolls Royce, the Dawn is almost endlessly upgradeable. Four different 21" alloy wheels are available, 60 exterior paint colors and 6 convertible colors. Even the 'Spirit of Ecstasy' hood ornament comes in 3 configurations.
A Driver Assistance package adds lane departure warning, a heads-up display, infra red "night vision" technology and automatic high-beam assistance. Other options include several interior wood trims, personalized treadplates, headrest embroidery and a personalized umbrella.
A Convertible Done The Rolls Royce Way
The Dawn is a new convertible model from Rolls Royce. However similar to the Wraith coupe, it is different enough to be considered its own model.
The Rolls-Royce Dawn is a convertible as only Rolls Royce could do. While prices to start at $335,000, that money buys what is probably the most luxurious convertible available.
Equipped with the legendary 6.0L twin turbo V12 engine and 8-speed transmission, the Dawn, like other Rolls, drives better than cars half the weight and one-third the price.
Radio: Rolls-Royce Bespoke Audio -inc: a full active 18-channel amplifier, 1300W maximum power, 16 loudspeakers, 2 exciters in the headliner, studio setting for real, pure original sound and theatre setting for perfect surround sound, Automatic controlled microphone volume and tone adjustments while driving change the music according to the noises around the car
Radio w/Seek-Scan, In-Dash Mounted Single CD, MP3 Player, Clock, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System, Weatherband, DVD-Audio, External Memory Control and 20.5 Gb Internal Memory
Audio Theft Deterrent
Digital Signal Processor
Window Grid Diversity Antenna
Wireless Phone Connectivity
2 LCD Monitors In The Front
Real-Time Traffic Display
Heated & Cooled Front Bucket Seats
Front Seats w/Leather Back Material and Power 4-Way Driver Lumbar
12-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Tilt, Power 4-Way Lumbar Support and Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
12-Way Power Passenger Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Tilt, Power 4-Way Lumbar Support and Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
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