Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce launched the Dawn Drop Head coupe priced at Rs. 6.25 crore, ex-showroom in India on Friday. The Dawn is essentially the convertible sibling of the Wraith coupe that is already on sale in India.
However, Rolls-Royce says 80 percent of the bodywork on the convertible is new. The Dawn is based on the Wraith's platform, and the styling is also similar barring the soft top. It is the second convertible from Rolls-Royce, after the Phantom Drop Head, in India.
The 2,560kg luxury car is powered by a twin-turbo 6.6-litre V12 powertrain. It develops a power output of 563bhp at 5,250rpm and a torque rating of 780Nm at 1,500rpm. All the power is directed to the rear wheels via a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox. The engine powers the Dawn to reach 100kmph in less than 5 seconds before electronically hitting the limited top speed of 250kmph.
Rolls-Royce says the dawn gets a revised suspension and a stiffened body.The two-door, four-seater convertible comes with a fabric roof that can be deployed and retracted in 22 seconds at a maximum speed of 50kmph.
The Dawn is equipped with a Satellite Aided Transmission system that scans the road ahead with the help of GPS and adjusts the right gear. Inside, the car comes with plenty of premium quality wooden and leather inserts. The Dawn features four-zone automatic climate control.
The new Dawn is considered the successor to the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn that debuted in 1952. The company had made only 28 units of the original Dawn.