Luxury car manufacturer, Rolls-Royce, has introduced a stunning convertible version of the Dawn designed for the 2017 market.
The vehicle was unveiled at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
The appeal and aura of the super car’s exterior and interior are said to be awe-inspiring.
Rolls-Royce never disappoints in its offerings and similarly, the new “Dawn’ will be an epitome of luxury to those who can afford it, says an online auto journal, Nicecarsinfo.com, in its review of the car. The price is given as $250,000, excluding freight/shipping cost and import duty.
“The vehicle has the all familiar Rolls-Royce shape and features, dynamic lines and a stylish smooth surface that oozes power and dominance,” says Nicecarsinfo.com.
Although some auto reviewers say the 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn cuts the look of its sibling Wraith with the exception of the retractable roof, the car manufacturer insists that the body is 80 per cent new.
The automaker says the new Dawn’s two door convertible has a length of 208.07 inches, 76.65 inches width and a height of 59.13 inches. It has a wheelbase of 122.51 inches.
The vehicle’s roof is said to retract in only 21 seconds at speeds of up to 30mph.
According to nicecarinfo.com, the Dawn borrows some features from the Wraith including the rear-hinged side doors and a squared-off front chrome grille though it has been recessed by 1.7 inches.
“On the back, it features an upright rear end and triangular-shaped headlights similar to the Wraith” it says.
The new Dawn convertible has cosy interior. The reviewer say this is graceful and highly stylish and about the best one can get in any convertible in the world now.
The new Dawn 2017 is built for four passengers with a boot volume of between 244 and 295 litres.
“The interior is very quiet and might be the quietest convertible in the world. This is courtesy of the automaker’s efforts to hook the car with an excellent aerodynamic profile. Also, the cloth top of the roof is heavily insulated and is lowered or raised gracefully by very quiet mechanical system.
“Seats are upholstered in rich leather while the whole console features book-matched wood accents,” the report says.
Its dash and the instruments cluster feature unique polishing and mate metal finish. It is hooked with an advanced Multimedia Interface and navigation system that comes with a 10.25 HD navigation screen and the Spirit of Ecstasy rotary controller that has a gesture-sensitive touchpad.
The 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn is equipped with front, side-impact and side-curtain airbags for all passengers and additional knee airbags for the driver and front passenger.
It also other safety features such as Rolls-Royce Assist, ABS and a roll-over protection system that deploys from the rear head restraint.
It has a heat detection system that detects humans and animals and proceeds to issue an audible warning.
The new 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn comes with a powerful engine. Specifically, it has a 6.6-litre engine with V-12 unit similar to the one used by the Wraith.
In terms of performance, the unit produces 563hp and 575lb-ft of torque. Power is channelled to all wheels by a ZF- built 8-speed automatic transmission system.
The report says the power-train pushes the Dawn from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds and though it is slower than the Wraith, this is pretty fast considering the Dawn’s 5,644 pounds body mass. It will achieve a top speed of 155 mph.
“The engine returns 13.2 mpg for city, 38.8 mpg on highway and 19.9 mpg combined fuel economy. It also has a 330g/km CO2 emission rating,” it adds.
Speaking on the design, the Rolls Director of Design, Giles Taylor, says the aim was not just to design a beautiful motor car, it is envisioned to make the occupants look like rock stars.
Rolls says the name of this new convertible symbolises the start of a significant new era.
This is coming at a time thever Rolls-Royce Phantom production is winding down after 13 years – its replacement is not due until 2018.