Rolls-Royce unveiled the new Dawn convertible ahead of its public debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Much like the 1952 Silver Dawn drophead, which Rolls-Royce Dawn is inspired from, the new car features 80% unique body panels. What isn't new is the Dawn's modern take on Rolls-Royce's signature grill that is lifted from the Wraith coupe and the Ghost sedan, upon which the convertible is based. The new convertible features long bonnet, short front overhang, a long rear overhang and a high shoulder line.
The four seater two door convertible features plenty of wooden and leather details on the inside. The seats on the Dawn are hand-stitched in Mandarin leather. The vehicle also boasts of more than adequate space in interior. The deck surrounding the rear seats and centre console are made in premium quality wood and can be selected by the customers to suit their individual taste. Additionally, the Dawn will also feature Rolls-Royce's bespoke 16-speaker audio system.
The major attractions of the Dawn convertible are a fabric roof that retracts in just 22 seconds at a cruising speed of up to 50kmph, ability to control the car's technology with voice commands and a touch pad that recognises writing for smartphone-like functionality.
The new convertible is powered by a 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 unit, generating 563bhp at 5,250rpm and 780Nm of torque at 1,500rpm. The engine is mated to 8-speed ZF gearbox that is equipped with the satellite aid. Satellite Aided Transmission utilises GPS data to allow the car to see beyond what the driver sees, anticipating their next move based on location and driving style. The Dawn runs from 0-100kmph in 4.9 seconds, while top speed is limited to 250 kmph.