The "Dawn" of a new era. See how we did that?
Imagine if Frank Sinatra were still alive today, what would we drive? Aside from, in all likelihood, a Lamborghini and not a Ferrari (look up the quote regarding that), we figure the 2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn would be at the top of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ list. First thing you ought to know about the new Dawn is that it’s the convertible version of the equally extravagant Wraith coupe. However, some 80 percent of the Dawn’s body panels are unique, so this wasn’t just some roof slick hack job on Rolls-Royce’s part.
What both vehicles have in common is the BMW-built twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 with 563 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Other than its magnificent engine, what else is there about the Dawn to swoon over?
How about its $10,425 Arctic exterior paint or the $2,725 21-inch forged 10-spoke wheels. Oh, and did we mention this big convertible has nearly the same amount of wood as a yacht? Well, it does and there’s so much more to this car that we’re excited to share with you in our latest review. Special thanks to Los Gatos Luxury Cars for letting us film the car.