Words: Isaac Atienza
Photos: John Carlos
A new Dawn for Rolls-Royce has arrived in Manila, and it’s here to set once again our country in glamour and style that only a Rolls-Royce can deliver.
Called the Dawn, the Rolls-Royce Dawn is seen as a sportier, more athletic convertible Rolls-Royce. While it may look like a Wraith with it’s roof chopped, 80% of the parts are unique to the Dawn. It’s a beautiful machine that follow’s Rolls-Royce’s distinct silhouette, which composes of a long hood, short rear deck, and a wheelbase proportion that is distinct to a Rolls-Royce.
The Dawn looks amazing, even more than the Wraith, due to its slightly more swept back style, and it looks great regardless if the top is up or not. When the top is down, we can’t help but marvel in the Dawn’s beautiful wooden deck that’s beautifully crafted and perfectly blends with the car’s design and color scheme.
What would a Rolls-Royce be without a great interior? The interior is typically very plush, and it’s more pleasant in here than in your house, I bet. There’s not a sight of plastic, and everything is wrapped in leather or is made out of metal. The umbrella is a great piece of art as well, but it’ll set you back P200,000 if you loose it.
Like the Wraith, it is powered by a twin-turbo 6.6 liter V12 engine, producing 563 hp and 820 Nm of torque, enabling this 2.5 tonne elephant to spring from 0-100 kph in 4.9 seconds. What an athletic elephant this is, but it doesn’t deliver the power explosively. As with any Rolls-Royce, power is delivered in creamy smoothness. No head-snapping action needed when in a Rolls, guys.
Want one? Well, the prices are not indicated due to ultra-luxury cars being sensitive to fluctuating exchange rates, so you’d have to be a legitimate customer in order to know the price, but it usually ranges from P42 million, all the way to infinity, because, you know, all Rolls-Royces are custom made, and only those who are impatient to wait for 6 months until their unit finally arrives are willing to acquire a Rolls-Royce inside their Bonifacio Global City dealership.