The New Rolls-Royce Dawn
Powering the Dawn is the same twin-turbo 6.6-litre V12 used by the Ghost. The engine produces 563bhp at 5250rpm and 575lb ft at 1500rpm and drives the rear wheels through an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox, which links with the sat-nav to automatically pre-select the next appropriate gear. The Dawn can get from 0-62mph in 4.9sec and reach a limited 155mph. Combined fuel economy is 19.9mpg and CO2 emissions are 330g/km.
The Dawn is 5285mm long, 1947mm wide, 1502mm high and has a wheelbase of 3112mm, dimensions broadly in line with those of the Wraith. It weighs 2560kg, some 200kg more than the Wraith. It is set to go on sale early next year, priced at about £250,000.
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