The Rolls Royce Dawn is the company's effort to express absolute freedom. The Rolls Royce Dawn helps in truly connect one with nature and evoke the spirit of absolute tranquillity. The Dawn is for those who can go to despicable lengths to stay engulfed in free spirit without having to revoke the sense of luxury. To many, the Dawn is just a convertible soft top Rolls Royce Wraith but nearly 80 per cent of the body panels are unique and even the tyres are bespoke. The Rolls Royce Dawn is the amalgamation of the Ghost and the Wraith. The company officially launched the Dawn in three different options: Dawn Drophead Coupe, Aero Cowling ( 2 seater ) and Dawn Black Badge.
On the exterior, the Rolls Royce Dawn shares its steel underpinnings predominantly with the Ghost saloon and Wraith coupe. It gets the similar creased sleek headlamps that feature on the Wraith. The spirit of ecstasy resides at the centre of the bonnet. The Dawn gets access to more design elects as it completely reworked the top roof to make it into a convertible. The Dawn offers coach doors which helps in easy entry and exit accessibility for the front as well as for the back occupants. Towards the end of c pillar, the Dawn arches into a convivial curve masking it to resemble the deck line of the yacht. Out front and rear, the Dawn retains the look similar dawned on Ghost and Wraith.
The Rolls Royce Dawn is nothing short of luxury. The Dawn gets plush treatment as the entire cabin is wrapped with plush perforated breathable leather. These upholstered leather are so derived to make sure that the material doesn't acquire any odour or shrink when exposed in open. Bits like Star roof, faux fur and suede inserts are a miss from the Dawn which is present on the other lineups. The centre resembles that of the Ghost and is dominated by an 8.3 inches screen which is operated using dials and toggle switches located at the centre tunnel rest. All the switches and inserts used in the Dawn are functional water and odour resistant. The centre of the Dawn is further stiffened up to reduce the body roll when motion. The Dawn is available in either 4 seaters or 2 seater configuration. It takes 22 seconds to make the soft top work in either way.
Under the hood, the Rolls Royce Dawn share its engine with that of Ghost. It is powered by a twin turbo, 6.6 litres, V-12 engine which produces 563 bhp of power at 5230 rpm. This mammoth engine comes mated to a smooth 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The momentum generated is similar to the experience of a take-off, yet the six or seven per cent usage display on Power Reserve dial is a reminder of what is available.
The Rolls Royce Dawn is the portfolio for future luxury soft tops for other manufacturers. It is the benchmark for the quality and definition of premium luxury convertible available in today's day and age. Owning a Dawn will certainly shine a light on your bank records as it starts at a whopping Rs. 6.25 crores (ex-showroom, Delhi). The prime rival to Dawn is Bentley Continental Convertible.