Rolls-Royce revives the Dawnlabel to offer open-top motoring andA�opulence in one delicious package
AFTER the Ghost,A�Phantom and Wraith,A�Ro lls – Royce hasA�departed from its traditionA�of picking spectralA�names for its cars and revivedA�a title that harks back to the 1950s.A�The Dawn has just hit showroomsA�in India and offers all the Rolls-A�Royce luxuries, packed into aA�delightful drop-top body.
A twin-turbo 6.6-litre engine thata��sA�capable of a solid 563 horsepowerA�and 780Nm of torque is impressive.A�But when mated to a satelliteaided,
eight-speed automaticA�transmission inside a cabrioletA�body like the Dawna��s, ita��s potent.A�With speeds of up to 250 kmph andA�a 0-100 kmph time of under fiveA�seconds at your behest, rollingA�down the top and scorching downA�an open road will be an irresistibleA�idea. Especially when the roofA�retracts in just 22 seconds.
The Rolls-Royce DawnA�takes after its siblingsA�when it comes to luxuryA�and equipment, despiteA�the fact that 80 per cent of itsA�body panels is all new. It stillA�bears the typical Rolls-RoyceA�grina��in the form of its signatureA�wide grille flanked by deepsetA�head lampsa��under the iconicA�hood ornament they call TheA�Spirit of Ecstasy. The polishedA�21-inch wheels complete the lookA�on the side. The sense of old worldA�charm is carried into the beautifullyA�crafted interior, too. TheA�wood finish on the doors, dashboardA�and console complementsA�the analogue clocks in the instrumentA�cluster. The Dawn can beA�customised to the ownera��s liking,A�too, courtesy Rolls-Roycea��sA�Bespoke division. The new look ofA�the Dawn does justice to its history.A�The name was originallyA�bestowed upon a range of dropheadA�bodies from Rolls-Royce,A�produced from 1950 to 1954. WithA�only 28 such units manufacturedA�by the British carmaker, theseA�cabriolets remain rather rare andA�exclusive. With an ex-showroomprice of Rs 6.25 crore, we can restA�assured that the new Dawn will beA�just as exclusive