Fresh off the back of the Rolls-Royce Dawn’s world debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show 2015 in September, the British marque brought an example to Belgium’s Zoute Concours d’Elegance.
Displayed in exactly the same specification we saw at Frankfurt, there’s no denying just how elegant the Dawn looks in the flesh. Additionally, the video demonstrates the car’s impressive engine and exhaust notes which are noticeably louder and more exhilarating than the sounds offered by the Phantom Drophead Coupe.
Powering the Dawn is a twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V12 engine delivering 563 hp at 5250 rpm and 575 lb-ft of torque at 1500 rpm. This engine and the horsespower and torque outputs are identical to the Wraith.
While the car is essentially a convertible version of the Wraith, the change of name is in fact dictated by the external body panels, 80 per cent of which are unique to the Dawn. The front grille sits 45 mm further into the body while the front bumper now stretches out an additional 53 mm. The fabric roof takes 22 seconds to operate.