Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Auto: "sexy" and Rolls-Royce in the same sentence, a new "Dawn"
The British carmaker describes the Rolls-Royce Dawn as the “sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built,” and we’re inclined to agree—in fact, Robb Report named it Best of the Best 2016 Convertible of the Year. Powered by a 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 engine, the Dawn was engineered specifically so that rear passenger room isn’t impeded by the convertible top. The top itself opens and closes in just over 20 seconds at a speed of up to 30 mph, and the automaker says the roof mechanism is the quietest in the segment. The front grille and bumper design were styled to emphasize the horizontal lines of the car rather than the traditional vertical lines of other Rolls-Royce models,