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What you see here is the sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built – the new Dawn, which has been unveiled ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show.

Many are saying that the Dawn is just an open-top alternative to the Wraith but the company reiterates that the new car shares just 20 percent of its body panels with the Wraith – the rest are new.

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That said, you can expect the Dawn to feature the the familiar silhouette with 2:1 wheel height to body height, a long bonnet with short front overhang, a long rear overhang, striking rear fascia and a high shoulder line.

As opposed to the Wraith, the Dawn’s front grille has been recessed by 45 mm while the lower front bumper has been extended by 53 mm. This, together with a 180 mm shorter wheelbase and 24 mm wider rear track, gives the Dawn a more pronounced stance.

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Open the rear-hinged coach doors and you’ll see a luxurious cabin with 2+2 seating layout with four separate bucket seats. Though not much changes have been done inside, the Dawn does get new instrument panel with polished metal chaplets around the dials and matte chrome centres, as well as a new watch design.

Like the Wraith and Ghost, the Dawn is powered by a massive 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 engine that produces 563 hp at 5,250 rpm and 780 Nm of torque at 1,500 rpm. According to Rolls-Royce, the engine is supplemented with dynamic accelerator pedal mapping, which increases the response at medium throttle by 30 percent.

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The famous ‘magic carpet’ ride is further enhanced with the addition of new suspension together with newly designed air springs and active roll bars. The Dawn rides on 20-inch run-flat tyres that can run deflated for 160 km at speeds up to 50 km/h before the next replacement. 21-inch tyres with 10-spoke wheels are available as an option.




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