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A new Dawn for Rolls-Royce (pictures)

Get a load of the super-luxurious Rolls-Royce Dawn drophead...that's convertible in Brit-speak.

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Emme Hall
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The new Dawn is based on the 1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn drophead.

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A slightly recessed front grill as well as a unique bumper and 80 percent unique sheet metal make the Dawn stand out from its sedan counterpart, the Wraith.

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With the long hood, short front overhangs, high shoulder line and long rear overhangs, there is no mistaking the Dawn as anything but a Rolls-Royce.

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The front fascia emphasizes the wide stance of the Dawn.

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It wouldn't be a Rolls-Royce without the classic suicide doors.

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If you just can't be bothered to close your own door, and the valet isn't around to do it for you, a mere press of a button and the wood-paneled door closes automatically.

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The Dawn comes with 21-inch polished wheels or 21-inch and 20-inch painted wheels wrapped in run-flat tires.

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The open-pore wood trim is prevalent throughout the cabin, even covering most of the inside door.

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The Rolls-Royce ornament, the Spirit of Ecstasy, can be retracted into the hood to thwart thieves.

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The suicide doors allow for easy and graceful entrance and exit from the Dawn.

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The Dawn is powered by a 6.6-liter twin turbo V12 engine, putting out 563 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque.


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The 575 pound-feet of torque are at full torquiness at 1,500rpm, so low that the transmission will start from second gear unless the Low button is pushed.

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Oh, an analog clock. How adorable!

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The 2+2 seating configuration allows for two adults to sit comfortably in the back seats.

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Instead of an rpm gauge, the Dawn has a Power Reserve gauge, letting drivers know just how much power is still available from the V12 engine.

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If open-pore wood is not your bag, you can also get your Dawn with piano-black trim.

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The control dial for the infotainment system features a silver inlay of the Spirit of Ecstasy, with a sliver of crystal on top.

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If you don't like myriad open-pore wood options available from Rolls-Royce, they will harvest a tree from your estate to craft the veneers.

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If you don't want white leather, why not opt for the mandarin interior?

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And if the mandarin interior isn't your thing, you can choose from a variety standard Rolls-Royce colors, or have them match the color of anything from your cat to your Gucci loafers.

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The front seats of the Dawn are heated and cooled, and both functions can be operated at the same time. Rolls-Royce has also included a quad zone climate control with separate temperature controls for lower and upper extremities for both passenger and driver.

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The 2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn starts at $335,000, but expect to spend somewhere around $400,000 when you option it up, more if you choose bespoke options. So go on...treat yourself.

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