2021 Rolls-Royce Dawn Exterior and Dimensions

Rolls-Royce Dawn Exterior Design Rating

2021 Dawn Exterior

While the Cullinan can blend in with certain circumstances, the same can't be said for the Dawn. The British manufacturer has a set design language dating back to the 2003 Phantom. A stately brick-like design, with smooth edges and a blunt snout. At the front, you get that signature hand-crafted grille design, dating back all the way to the beginning. Slim headlights are now a Rolls-Royce staple, and they work exceptionally well here. The rear is pure, elegant simplicity, with two subtle exhausts and relatively tiny taillights surrounded by metal. Rather than a trendy folding hardtop, the Rolls-Royce Dawn convertible calls upon an old-school soft top that raises or lowers in 22 seconds. An available Aero Cowling tonneau cover transforms the Dawn into a two-seater with a sleeker roofline. Buyers who opt for the Dawn Black Badge enjoy darker trim elements, such as the grille, badges, and Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament.

2021 Dawn Exterior Photos

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2021 Rolls-Royce Dawn Forward Vision
2021 Rolls-Royce Dawn Rear Angle View
2021 Rolls-Royce Dawn Front View


Rolls-Royce doesn't make small cars, even at the more accessible end of its model range. To refer to a Roller as "entry-level" seems wrong, even though the Dawn sits towards the lower end of the company's price ladder. The Dawn is based on the same platform as the Wraith, which borrowed some components from the F01 BMW 7 Series, discontinued in 2015. Rolls-Royce reworked the platform thoroughly, however. So much so that the wheelbases don't even match.

The Dawn has an overall length of 208 inches, riding on a 122.5-inch wheelbase. That's longer than many midsize SUVs. It's 76.7 inches wide, 59.3 inches tall, and has a curb weight of a whopping 5,644 pounds.

2021 Rolls-Royce Dawn Exterior Dimensions:

Rolls-Royce Dawn TrimsDawnDawn Black Badge
Max Width76.7 in.76.7 in.
Length208.5 in.208.5 in.
Height59.1 in.59.1 in.
Wheelbase122.5 in.122.5 in.

2021 Rolls-Royce Dawn Weight Information:

Rolls-Royce Dawn TrimsCurb Weight
Dawn5,644 lbs.
Dawn Black Badge5,644 lbs.

2021 Rolls-Royce Dawn Tires:

Front TireP255/45YR20
Rear TireP285/40YR20

2021 Rolls-Royce Dawn Wheels:

Wheels TypeAluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size20
Rear Wheel Size20

Exterior Colors

The possibilities are endless. In addition to browsing the existing color palette, you can select a coachline color and whether you want twin coachlines or a two-tone feature line. There are also nine hood colors to choose from, ranging from a tasteful basic black, beige or blue, to the simply outrageous Mandarin orange. There isn't enough space here to list every single color. Still, we can tell you that the palette is broken up into five categories: Standard, Commissioned Collection, Special Order, Crystal Finish, and Iced Finish. Each category has at least nine colors to choose from. Since this is a bespoke product, Royce will also do paint to sample. If you want a Dawn that matches the 1971 Silver Shadow already in the garage, Rolls-Royce can do that for you. Our Dawn Black Badge showed up wearing a wild orange hue called Saint Tropez, making sure every single head turned as we drove past in it.

  • Tempest Gray
  • Metropolitan Blue
  • Burnout Gray
  • Galileo Blue
  • Obsidian
  • Sapphire Gunmetal
  • Silver Sand
  • Iced Gunmetal
  • Iced English White
  • Iced Selby Gray
  • Iced Black Diamond
  • Iced Madeira Red
  • Iced Silver Haze
  • Iced Twilight Purple
  • Iced Midnight Sapphire
See all 59 colors
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