Rolls Royce is one of the greatest luxury cars manufacturers in the World but once in a while, they trade their usual limousine styled cars for coupe or even convertibles. Their latest creation is the 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn which is by far the best looking car they made in the last five decades. Even Rolls Royce said that the car is their sexiest model yet and even though it is not the most expensive model they have, it is their crown-jewel.
However, the Dawn is actually just a convertible version of the Wraith coupe but despite that, Rolls Royce said that the two cars only share their rear bumpers and the doors.
The Engine range
Under the hood of the 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn there is a single engine choice, a 6.6 liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine which has been developed together with BMW and which it shares with both the Ghost and the Wraith. The engine is quite impressive because it is one of the most refined on the market, all while making 563 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to an 8 speed automatic gearbox which is sourced by ZF.
This sends all of the power to the rear wheels via an electronically controlled differential which should handle with breeze any weather conditions. The car is capable of getting to 60 MPH in just 4.9 seconds and up to a maximum top speed of 155 MPH.
|The Engine range|
|Engine/cylinders/valves||V / 12 / 48|
|Fuel management||Direct injection|
|Power output @ engine speed||563 HP @ 5.250 RPM|
|Max torque @ engine speed||575 LB-FT @ 1.500 RPM|
|Max speed||155 MPH (governed)|
|62mph/0 – 100km/h||4.9 seconds|
Luxury Design – Inside and Outside look
The exterior design of the 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn is something special simply because the car looks nothing like any other car on the market. It is subtle, refined and quite impressive to look at for someone interested in cars. Even though it looks similar to the Wraith and it has only three panels shared with it, Rolls Royce managed to make the Dawn more impressive to look at. The rear quarters are slightly raised which Rolls said that they are the feminine hips of the car. On top of that, the deck-lid of the car is covered in wood and under this, the high quality soft-top can be found.
This can be retracted in just 20 seconds and it can be used up to speeds of 30 MPH which is quite handy if there is a sudden downpour. The Dawn sits on unique 20 or 21 inch wheels and in the front it comes with a slightly different set of headlights and a subtle new grille.
The cabin of the 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn is just as impressive as the exterior or the engine of the car. There are four seats and the best part is that even though the car only features two doors, in the back it can fit two adults with ease. The dashboard is pretty much identical with the one in the Wraith, so it features all the equipment and only the best materials on the market.
It is covered in leather, wood and aluminum and there are no plastic pieces, so the driver and its passengers will only touch the cold aluminum or the warm leather and wood pieces which make it a unique car without a doubt.
2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn Price & Release date
Considering this statement, it is quite an achievement for them, especially since the two cars are quite similar. The bad news is that the Dawn will only be available for sale starting with the first half of 2016 when it will come on the market for a price closer to $400,000 which is a massive amount of money for a convertible.
The good news is that despite it is a convertible, the Dawn has enough room for up to four adults and their luggage which is quite impressive. On top of that, because it is a Rolls Royce, the materials used on the exterior and inside the cabin are among the best out there and this is not an easy feat to achieve.
The biggest rival is 2016 Bentley Continental GT Convertible.