Only three examples are planned for production.
The Rolls-Royce Dawn is being discontinued in the US after the 2021 model year, and so Novitec is giving the luxury drop-top a very special send-off. Created by Novitec's Spofec Overdose division that specializes in customizing Rolls-Royce cars, the tuner's new take on the Dawn is based on the already-sinister-looking Black Badge model and will certainly attract attention.
Built in collaboration with German designer Vittorio Strosek, the Dawn is fitted with a widebody kit featuring high-quality carbon components. Thanks to its wider front and rear fenders, the limited-edition convertible is 5.1 inches wider at the back and 2.7 inches wider at the front than the regular production Dawn for a more muscular look.
The wider fenders are complemented with a redesigned front fascia that reduces the front-axle lift at high speeds and improving stability to make the Dawn more enjoyable to drive.
The larger fenders make room for the custom Dawn's significantly wider wheels and tires. For the conversion, the tuner has fitted a set of 22-inch forged wheels with nine pairs of double spokes and 265/35 ZR 22 tires at the front, and 295/30 ZR 22 tires at the rear. The air suspension has also been modified to lower the ride height of the convertible by around 1.5 inches at speeds up to 86 mph. Elsewhere, the German tuner has added a naked-carbon lip spoiler on the trunk lid that gives the Dawn a sportier appearance. Overall, the styling modifications are tasteful, giving the Rolls-Royce Dawn a meaner look without ruining the elegant design.
Under the hood, the Dawn's 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 engine has been massaged to produce 686 hp at 5,400 rpm and 723 lb-ft of torque at 1,800 rpm, up from 603 horsepower and 620 lb-ft in the standard car. This was achieved by reprogramming the injection and ignition and increasing the boost pressure. Despite the significant power bump, Spofec Overdose quotes the 0-60 mph time as 4.6 seconds, which is the same as the standard Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge. Top speed is also still electronically limited to 155 mph to protect the tires. The interior can also be customized with any desired color combination and a choice of luxurious leathers.
Every Rolls-Royce is exclusive, but the Dawn Black Badge Overdose will stand out from the crowd as only three are planned for production.