Rolls Royce may be the kind of car you buy when you like to be chauffeured, but that’s recently changed with the introduction of models like the Wraith and the Ghost. The badge’s newfound driver-focused charge continues with the 2016 Rolls Royce Dawn, a convertible that combines the badge’s stately elegance with the freedom of an open-top ride.
Described as “the sexiest Rolls Royce ever built,” the vehicle shares its underpinnings with the two aforementioned models, but comes with an all-new body that gives it a character all its own. More than the sporty-yet-elegant aesthetics, though, the vehicle brings a couple of conveniences that may interest any man in the market for a luxury convertible.
The 2016 Rolls Royce Dawn isn’t a 2+2 like most drop-tops right now. Instead, it’s a full-fledged four-seater, with the same amount of leg room (36.9 inches) in the back seats as there is out front (hence, it’s been made slightly longer than the Wraith, with a smaller trunk, in order to accommodate the folded roof). Whether you’re a bachelor partying with a group of friends on a night out or a dad hitting the open road with the wife and kids, no one’s going to feel cramped up and uncomfortable throughout the ride. When you do decide to put the fabric roof up, the automaker claims the cabin is just as quiet as the Wraith, so you won’t need to put up with engine noise and the bustle of the city the same way you do with other convertibles. We’re not entirely sure how they were able to do this, but we’ll chalk it up to rich people magic.
Under the hood, it houses a 563-horsepower twin-turbo V12 that helps it accelerate from 0 to 62 in 4.9 seconds and hit top speeds of 155 mph. Inside, it gets a full load of BMW tech, opulent materials, and high-end Bespoke Audio, along with a whole host of options for even more creature comforts.
Learn more about the 2016 Rolls Royce Dawn from the official website.