The latest installment of luxury mobility has arrived into India from the stables of Rolls-Royce – the Dawn. The name was first used by Rolls-Royce in 1949, but only ever applied to 28 very special drop-head bodies between 1950 and 1954. The ultra-luxury, 4-seater convertible, or “drophead” in Rolls-Royce speak, was first unveiled via a digital online launch in September 2015 followed by a showcase at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show.
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Inside the cabin is a sea of appointments, hand-crafted and trimmed in the finest leather and wood mankind has ever seen; of course, everything can be individualized to the slightest detail. The Dawn features BMW iDrive system, including a touch-pad and a 10.25″ high-definition screen, apart from a heads-up display, dynamic cruise control, and a Bespoke Audio system with sixteen individually-tuned speakers.
Based on the Ghost and Wraith, Rolls-Royce says that the Dawn is “the sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built”, and we couldn’t agree more. The new Rolls-Royce Dawn stands apart from its stable mates, featuring 80% unique body panels. The Dawn’s soft top roof, which is claimed to deliver the silence of a Wraith when up, operates in just over 20 seconds at a cruising speed of up to 50km/h.
Under the hood sits Rolls-Royce’s trademark 6.6-liter V-12 engine which puts out a healthy 563 hp of power. That power propel this 5,644-pound drop-top from 0 to 100 kph in just 4.9 seconds. Power is sent to the rear via a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.
The luxury soft-top convertible has been launched in India at INR 6.25 crore (ex-showroom Mumbai). Check out the new Rolls-Royce Dawn through a detailed image gallery below. Do let us know your views about this luxury on wheels through the comments section below.
|Displacement and Type||6.6-liter V-12 cylinder|
|Fuel Management||Direct injection|
|Power Output||563 bhp @ 5250-6000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||820 Nm @ 1500-5000 rpm|
|Claimed Top Speed||155 mph / 250 km/h|
|Claimed Acceleration||0-60 mph 4.9 sec|
0-100 km/h 5.0 sec
|Claimed Fuel Economy||Urban 22.1 ltr/100 km / 12.8 mpg (Imp.)|
Extra urban 10.0 ltr/100 km / 28.2 mpg (Imp.)
Combined consumption 14.4 ltr/100 km / 19.6 mpg (Imp.)
|Weight (Unladen)||2560 kg|
|Price (ex-showroom Mumbai)||INR 6.25 crore|