The 2016 Dawn was inspired by the 1950 Silver Dawn and at a glance appears to be built on the platform first used on Wraith. Rolls-Royce is quick to point out, however, this new car is more than merely a Wraith convertible. Eighty-percent of the body panels on the Dawn are new, as are the wheels and tires. The car’s chassis has been redesigned to make it the most rigid four-seat convertible on the market and the suspension has been specifically tuned for the challenges presented by an open topped car.
Giles Taylor, Director of Design at Rolls-Royce says, “Dawn is a Rolls-Royce that feels completely at home on the Route Napoleon. It is a contemporary homage to a life on the Côte d’Azur. The car is a contemporary take on the ‘Casino’ lifestyle.
As expected, Dawn features Rolls-Royce signature V12 powerplant which is tuned to produce 563 horsepower and 575 pound feet of torque. Enhanced accelerator pedal mapping improves responsiveness by 30%. The engine is mated to an eight-speed satellite-aided automatic transmission, for the same effortless and seamless driving experience we’ve come to love in Wraith.
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