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Image gallery: Rolls Royce Dawn

15 Apr 2016 / 0
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Rolls-Royce Dawn seems like an apt name for a car that shall make the can-be-nothing-but-exclusive brand more affable and endearing

Rolls Royce launches the new Dawn model in and around Cape Town during the month of March 2016. Image by Greg Beadle

The company says the Dawn is the sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built

The Rolls-Royce Dawn meets its predecessor

Rolls Royce launches the new Dawn model in and around Cape Town during the month of March 2016. Image by Greg Beadle

6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 produces 570PS and 780Nm

Rolls Royce launches the new Dawn model in and around Cape Town during the month of March 2016. Image by Greg Beadle

Lady Thornton (or the Spirit of Ecstasy as some of you know her) leans harder into the wind.

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The Dawn is as quiet as the Wraith, with the roof up

Rolls Royce launches the new Dawn model in and around Cape Town during the month of March 2016. Image by Greg Beadle

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In typical Rolls-Royce fashion, the company wanted to make the roof retracting process dead silent

Rolls Royce launches the new Dawn model in and around Cape Town during the month of March 2016. Image by Greg Beadle

The insides are an interesting concoction of contradictions – you have a minimalistic ergonomic arrangement adorned by the best quality of materials you can imagine

The signature Parthenon grille’s bars have been recessed ever so slightly

Rolls Royce launches the new Dawn model in and around Cape Town during the month of March 2016. Image by Greg Beadle

With the roof and windows down, the wind buffeting is definitely palpable at speeds over 80kmph, especially through the gap between the A-pillar and the ORVMs

Rolls Royce launches the new Dawn model in and around Cape Town during the month of March 2016. Image by Greg Beadle

Rolls Royce launches the new Dawn model in and around Cape Town during the month of March 2016. Image by Greg Beadle

That lovely wrap-around wood panel at the back lobs a reflection on the rear windscreen further hampering visibility

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The shorter wheelbase and wider track when compared to the Ghost definitely gives it more dynamic ability but don’t expect it to defy physics and move like a sports car

Rolls Royce launches the new Dawn model in and around Cape Town during the month of March 2016. Image by Greg Beadle

Rolls Royce launches the new Dawn model in and around Cape Town during the month of March 2016. Image by Greg Beadle

Rolls Royce launches the new Dawn model in and around Cape Town during the month of March 2016. Image by Greg Beadle

Rolls Royce launches the new Dawn model in and around Cape Town during the month of March 2016. Image by Greg Beadle

The Dawn is one of the few convertibles that looks equally good with the roof in place

Rolls Royce launches the new Dawn model in and around Cape Town during the month of March 2016. Image by Greg Beadle

Rolls Royce launches the new Dawn model in and around Cape Town during the month of March 2016. Image by Greg Beadle

Gorgeous alloys complement the car’s design

Rolls Royce launches the new Dawn model in and around Cape Town during the month of March 2016. Image by Greg Beadle

Rolls Royce launches the new Dawn model in and around Cape Town during the month of March 2016. Image by Greg Beadle

Perhaps the introduction of wind deflector screens at the back would help reduce the noise immensely. Grapevine suggests the production version may get it

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Also read:

Exclusive: Rolls-Royce Dawn first drive review



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