This is what 593 hp of awesome looks like.
Rolls-Royce claim to offer an almost unlimited range of bespoke colors, materials and finishes to its clients and this latest creation is definitely one of the most tasteful yet. You may have noticed that most contemporary Rolls-Royce models tend to be finished in two-tone exterior paintwork and this convertible Dawn model, commissioned by Abu Dhabi Motors, is no different.
But instead of the usual contrasting colors, it is painted in Arctic White while certain panels get a Matte finish. A subtle touch that requires more than a casual glance to notice.
The roof-lining is a particularly striking deep blue, a hue used on the interior as well where all four seats are covered in two-tone blue/black leather. Aside from orange piping on the door cards and seats, the interior is covered in black leather and the dark trim that defines the Black Badge models.
This is why it has been named the Trichromatic, which means ‘using three colors’. Seeing as every Black Badge Dawn is an individually commissioned vehicle it is unlikely that any two will be exactly the same.
For obvious reasons, Abu Dhabi Motors does not reveal who this vehicle is destined for but if it ever does come on the market again in the future it is sure to attract a lot of attention. Aside from their rarity, Black Badge models also come equipped with a more powerful version of the 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 used on a number of Rolls-Royce models.
In this application, it makes 593 horsepower and a massive 620 lb-ft of torque as opposed to the 563 hp and 575 lb-ft in the more ‘common’ Dawn variants. That is enough to haul the heavy convertible up to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and on to a limited top seed of 155 mph. Pricing for these ultra-luxurious vehicles starts at over $330,000 and that is before you start customizing it to your own tastes. The Black Badge Trichromatic is certainly going to sell for a lot more than that figure.