British luxury automaker Rolls-Royce has launched the Dawn convertible in India. The Rolls-Royce Dawn is priced at Rs. 6.25 crore ex-showroom.
Rolls-Royce looked towards the 1952 Silver Dawn Drophead, the last coach built Rolls, for inspiration for the brand new Dawn, which made its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Powering the Dawn is a 6.6-litre turbocharged V12 engine that produces 563bhp and 780Nm of torque. The Dawn sends all the power and torque to the rear wheels through a ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The gearbox is aided by GPS as part of all-new Satellite Aided Transmission system to anticipate the road ahead. The system then aids in changing gears to help efficiency and performance.
The Dawn will sprint from 0–100km/h in 4.9 seconds and will keep on accelerating till it hits an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h.
The Dawn is based on the Wraith coupe, but Rolls-Royce states that 80 percent of the bodywork on the Dawn is new compared to the Wraith. The Dawn weighs in at 2560 kilograms, 200 kilograms more than the Wraith.
Rolls-Royce claims the Dawn is the quietest convertible in the world. The company states that the Dawn with its roof down is quieter than the Wraith coupe on which it is based on.
The Dawn uses a fabric roof that can retract in 21 seconds at speeds of up to 50km/h.
Rolls-Royce claims the new Dawn is the most rigid four-seat convertible in the world. To achieve this, Rolls have fitted the Dawn with a new air suspension system and revised anti-roll bars.
The usual ultra-luxury pampering can be found inside the Dawn with the leather and wood and thick carpeting along with a 16-speaker entertainment system.