What car you can imagine if someone asked you to name the car which is the essence of luxury – almost certainly it would be the Rolls-Royce. No one could possibly compete with the exquisite Rolls-Royce cars.
RR has unveiled the all-new convertible which is marketed the world’s quietest and luxurious convertible ever. The car even gets its own name, Dawn, despite the fact Rolls-Royce traditional convertible name is Corniche.
The 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn had its debut at the 2016 Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this year, it still isn’t available but Rolls-Royce dealers are currently taking orders for the new model, with expected delivery to happen in April of 2017; you won’t find the dealerships flooded with these models, they are all built to order.
2017 Rolls Royce Dawn release date: 2017
As you may expect from Rolls, and for a level of luxury unheard of, prices won’t be cheap! We think that the very minimum you’ll have to hand over to get your foot on the ladder of Dawn ownership will be in the region of $250,000; add a few extras into that, and you’ll easily be looking at well over $300,000 +.
Update: 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn is available for order with starting price of $343,875 without options.
The 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn is a new model, with styling similar to the Wraith, except for the hood. Having said that, Rolls-Royce say that 80% of the body is completely new. But there are definite styling cues from the current line up; the rear-hinged doors and grille are definitely part of Rolls’ signature design language.
Given the size and weight of the car (208” long, 76” wide, 59” tall and a curb weight of 5,644 lbs), it is surprisingly sprightly; 0 – 60 MPH in 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 155 MPH (limited). This is thanks to the massive 6.6 liter V12 under the hood. It produces 563 BHP and 575 lb/ft of torque, even more surprising, the average combined economy figures are almost 20 MPG. The motor will drive all four wheels through a ZF 8-speed auto transmission.
The trunk will hold up to 295 liters and the cabin is the epitome of luxury; even the hood has upgraded sound insulation in a bid to make the Dawn the quietest convertible ever made, by any manufacturer.
Expect to see front and side curtain style airbags, and if you’re in the front, you’ll get extra airbags to protect your knees.
Technology fitted will include a 10.25” HD screen media system, with advanced media and navigation all controlled by hand gestures.
In the event of a big accident, there is roll over protection which deploys from the rear head restraint in the event of the car turning upside down.