2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn News, Concept And Specs
2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn, luxurious, exclusive, exquisite, take your pick of adjectives for the lovely Dawn and any one of them will suffice. The Dawn’s bodywork is 80% new compared with the Wraith on which it is based. Rolls says it has worked hard to ensure that the Dawn is as smooth and quiet as other Rolls-Royce models despite the absence of a fixed roof, delivering on the firm’s famed magic carpet ride.
2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn Exterior And Interior Design
New Rolls-Royce Dawn promises a striking, seductive encounter like no other Rolls-Royce to date, and begins a new age of open-top, super-luxury motoring. Dawn is a beautiful new motor car that offers the most uncompromised open top motoring experience in the world. The name is one Rolls-Royce first used on the Silver Dawn of 1949. It was the first Rolls-Royce to be offered with a factory-built body and just 28 of them were dropheads, built between 1950 and 1954. A bolder front fascia extends further forward while the Dawn’s grille insert is recessed in its frame and bordered by new adaptive LED headlamps with anti-glare technology. The car’s sleek profile is punctuated by either 20 inch or 21 inch wheel/tire packages while the gently tapering aft quarters recall earlier classic Rolls-Royce boat tail cabriolet models.
Inside there is room for four adult passengers, occupants will be dazzled by the gorgeous leather and acres of real wood trim. The Dawn features enhancements to dashboard and new analog clock, the Dawn boasts an updated version of the firm’s Multimedia Interface and Navigation system with a new 10.25 inch high definition screen, the latest Spirit of Ecstasy rotary controller with a new gesture sensitive touchpad and a custom version of the Bepoke Audio optimized for Dawn patrol use. And should the worst occur, a pair of rollover bars pop up from behind the rear headrests.
2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn Powertrain And Performance
Under the hood is a 6.6 liter twinturbo V12 that makes 563 hp at 5250 rpm and 575 lb ft of torque at just 1500 rpm, so the Dawn is as fleet as it is sexy. The transmission is the same satellite aided eight speed unit found in the Wraith that will use the GPS to prepare for upcoming hills and curves and select the proper ratio. As for performance, Rolls expects the Dawn will hit 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, while top speed is limited to 155 mph for 2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn performance.