Say, you want to impress someone. You need a car that will make you stand out, a car that actually makes you feel special. Yet, you don’t want something brazen, brash and loud, and a Bentley is too orthodox? Well, your answer lies in the form of one of the most iconic luxury brands in the world, Rolls-Royce. Their new Dawn, to be more specific.
The Rolls-Royce Dawn sets out to be the pinnacle of the four-seater luxury convertible, and it follows the quintessential Rolls-Royce recipe to formulate the ultimate Boulevard cruiser. Handmade, front-engined, rear-wheel drive, and a retractable roof. Let’s not forget about the twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V12 under the long, swooping bonnet putting out 570 PS.
As Rolls-Royce put it, it’s adequate. There is no sense of urgency in driving a Rolls-Royce, and the Dawn more so. In the Dawn, the engine is just there for the ride. It’s quieter than a pin drop, and should you find yourself yearning for speed, just depress the go pedal.
The gearshifts are smoother than butter, and the Dawn rides other-wordly on asphalt. Saying it wafts and irons out the undulations on the road isn’t exactly accurate. Instead, the Dawn conquers the road with poise and tenacity. Impressive for being nearly 3 tons. With that said, it is not the car you will choose for canyon runs, being tuned more for comfort rather than speed.
Of course, speed around corners will be the least of your concern in a Rolls. The most impressive perk of the Dawn is certainly its Rolls-Royce attention to detail. There’s no way to put it, the Dawn is a massive car. But that’s because while it’s a 2-door, it’s a genuine 4 seater. Everyone will be riding in comfort in the Dawn, with legroom and headroom aplenty.
Only the highest quality materials are used in the Dawn, so expect your fair share of genuine leather, wood and metal. While the interior is BMW-inspired, the Dawn doesn’t go overboard with tech. It’s still a classy interior, as expected from Rolls-Royce. Of course, there is no tachometer, instead it is substituted for the novel ‘Power Reserve’ gauge.
Perhaps more importantly is how Rolls-Royce manages to maintain the same styling Rolls styling language for decades without it staling. It’s hard to pull off the right 4-seater convertible look but the Dawn manages it. There is no coarseness in the Dawn’s design. Even though it’s a machine, just by looking at it you can see a suave gentleman. Rolls-Royce treaded carefully while migrating to daytime-running lights too, managing to add onto the Dawn’s aesthetics.
So, why pick the Rolls-Royce Dawn? People that chooses a Rolls tend to not have a reason, they pick it because well, it’s Rolls-Royce. In a Rolls, the presence of the Spirit of Ecstasy matters more than how fast it can go. We think that perfectly sums up why you should pick the Dawn. I RIDE LIKE A STAR provides only the best for their customers. Don’t miss the chance to drive a Rolls-Royce Dawn. It’s an experience at any speed, and nothing else can quite give you the theater a Rolls-Royce can provide.