So here’s the first video of the 2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn since its debut at the IAA motor show, showing the car on the move in and around the 2015 Zoute Grand Prix super car show in Belgium. Watching the Dawn on the move, one gets the feeling the designers have modeled the car on the paintings of King Henry VIII. It sure moves like it is the master of all it surveys!
That’s curious because as you know Rolls-Royce Dawn is in essence an open-top Wraith, which is one of the most peculiar looking Rollers of our time. By chopping the roof they have improved that design no end.
Powering Rolls-Royce Dawn is a twin-turbo 6.6-litre V12 powertrain with a power output of 563bhp or 420kW @ 5,250rpm and a torque rating of 780Nm or 575 lb ft @ 1,500rpm. This car is deigned for wafting and cruising at moderate speed. But should you need to get somewhere in a hurry, the Satellite Aided Transmission ZF transmission will put that power to use to propel your road yacht from 0 to 100 km/h in around six-seconds. Meanwhile the elegant fabric roof takes about 22 seconds to go up or down.
Video by The Caraf