Rolls-Royce Dawn, the much awaited uber- luxury convertible from the British car maker has finally reached the Indian shores today, with price starting at whopping Rs. 6.25 Crore (Ex-showroom Mumbai). The new luxury convertible will be slotted below the drophead coupe Wraith which is available in the Indian market. But Rolls-Royce has said that the model is designed from the scratch and has got 80 percent new elements.
Under the bonnet of fascinating convertible is the same monstrous 6.6-litre twin turbocharged V12 petrol engine that churns out 563bhp of power and develops 820Nm of max torque. The State of the art is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission that impels dawn to 100 km/h from dead rubber in just 4.9 seconds, before whacking an electronically limited top speed of 250km/hr. The gearbox is linked to GPS which automatically informs the driver about the upcoming twist and turns, thereby selecting the right gear. It also has accelerator pedal which improves throttle response by 30 percent.
Space and Dimensions:
Despite nearly 6 meters long the Dawn soothes your eye with well propionate stance and chic design. In the real world, the Dawn is 5285mm in length, 1947mm in width, 1502mm in height and has a very long wheelbase of 3112mm.
Though company claims that it has designed from the Scratch but it wears signature design cues that make it a spectacular looking convertible ever. The stellar features with higher front chrome grille positioned 45mm above the wraith flanked by sleek projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights and just below it houses LED light strip. In addition, the big air dam with and massive front bumper uplifts the luxurious quotient. Overall despite with fresh tweaks the front fascia still hold the legacy and spirit of ecstasy badge. The company is touting it as “the sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built”.
Now coming to the most talked part of Dawn i.e. soft roof top which is made up of six layered fabric and it can be operated in just 20 seconds provided the beast is moving at less than 50 km/hr. Rolls-Royce claims that the Dawn has one the quietest cabins owing to brilliant roof and consequently named it as the ‘Silent Ballet.’
The cabin of Dawn is epitome of extravagance and plug in with features like be spoke premium audio system with 16 individual speakers, wood decorative inserts, fully electrically adjustable seats, 10.2 HD screen with gesture sensitive touchpad and idrive system. The list doesn’t end here it also has for zone automatic climate control, multimedia navigation system, chrome decorative inserts, new suspension system with new air springs.