Since its first release in 2016, the Rolls-Royce Dawn has been inspiring drivers, passengers and onlookers as possibly the most stunning and luxurious convertible cars ever made. It’s only the third convertible model from Rolls-Royce in the past half a century, in fact. It’s powered by a fantastic 6.6L turbo-charged V12 engine, that while being the most powerful engine of nearly any convertible you’ll see, is actually a very quiet and comfortable ride. No other company understands the synergy of power and comfort better than Rolls-Royce.
Casting your eyes over the exterior of the Dawn is to look at wondrous beauty and dynamism. You get the same imposing, authoritative and stylish lines as any signature Rolls-Royce vehicle, but with the added twist of the advanced convertible roof. First of all, this class-beating roof can be quickly stored or deployed at the rapid pace of just 22 seconds. Second, it completes this operation with seemingly no noise, so the atmosphere of your luxury convertible dream on wheels is never broken. Rolls-Royce calls the movement, “the silent ballet.”
When the roof is up, the Dawn is so quiet that you would be forgiven for thinking you were driving an electric vehicle. You’d never know that a V12 could run so quietly. Even with the roof down, the aerodynamic shape diverts wind in such a way that aside from some unavoidable exterior traffic and city noise, you maintain a quiet open-road ride.
The interior of the car takes “sumptuous” into an entirely new league. The inside features a well-planned, driver-centric design with all controls easy to both reach and use. In your Rolls-Royce Dawn, wood grain, metal and leather are the order of the day. The soft seat leather will transport you to a comfort zone you never previously thought possible, and the stunning grains in the handcrafted wood will have you gasping in awe at their beauty. Not an inch of plastic or lacquer in site for the Dawn. The infotainment system is lifted and modified from the BMW 7 Series, so for many it appears familiar. It is tweaked to offer a Rolls-Royce look, but retains the user-friendly features that make it popular with the BMW brand.
The fact is that the Rolls-Royce Dawn is more than just a car, it’s an event; an occasion to be celebrated and recognized. The iconic Pantheon grille and the Spirit of Ecstasy pull you forward in a fast and elegant ride you’ll never forget. Self-adjusting air suspension and feather-light steering make you feel as though you are driving a cloud; not a bump to be felt or a corner to be missed. That’s why they call it “Magic Carpet Ride” technology over at Rolls.