Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, with a dealership at Suburban Exotic Motor Cars in Troy, today unveiled its latest model, a four-door convertible called the Rolls-Royce Dawn that features a V12 engine.
The car is designed to seat four people comfortably, with added backseat legroom compared to standard convertibles. The Dawn maintains the brand’s design principles, including a 2:1 wheel height to body height, a long hood, short front overhang (the lengths of a car which extend beyond the wheelbase), and a long rear overhang. The car has 21-inch painted wheels.
The interior of the vehicle features wood and leather details, with the instrument dials designed to look like luxury wristwatches. The Dawn has 16 individually tuned speakers. A one-touch call button on the steering wheel allows the driver to summon the car’s functions using voice commands.
Torsten Muller-Otvos, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, says the 1952 Silver Dawn “drophead” convertible inspired the latest offering. Other attributes of the new Dawn include a fabric convertible roof that folds and unfolds in almost complete silence. It takes some 20 seconds to activate the roof (at speeds of up to 31 miles per hour).
The vehicle will arrive at dealerships in the first quarter of 2016. Pricing has not yet been announced.