Rolls-Royce Motor Cars introduced Dawn to sunny Singapore and for the first time in Southeast Asia. The new full four-seater super-luxury Drophead Coupé is the company’s first new convertible in eight years. Sentosa Cove, one of the most exclusive and expensive residential areas in Singapore and the region, was well-chosen as the Dawn’s launch venue.
The Dawn’s highly contemporary Drophead style is an evolution of Rolls-Royce’s design language, with one clear objective: to make a car that looks as beautiful with its roof up as with it down. The deck continues Rolls-Royce’s excellence in modern craftsmanship. Open-pore Canadel panelling traces the horse-shoe shape of the rear cabin, whilst the wood on the deck, which can be chosen to suit individual taste, flows down the “Waterfall” between the rear seats, and around the cabin clothing the interior door panels. Rolls-Royce’s engineers have paid great attention to Dawn’s roof, which is claimed to deliver the silence of a Wraith when up. The roof operates in just over 20 seconds, at a cruising speed of up to 50km/h. Working with a fabric roof configuration, the goal was to make the quietest convertible car in the world today. This quest for silence applied to all aspects of the roof’s engineering and, by extension, the whole motor car. The smooth and noiseless mechanism of Dawn’s roof is dubbed the “Silent Ballet”.
The roof tops a graceful, beautiful and sensuous design, whilst remaining one of the largest canopies to grace a convertible car – second only to that of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé. The Dawn features 80 percent unique body panels and even new tyres as special fitment for the model.
Rolls-Royce Asia Pacific Regional Director, Paul Harris, said: “Singapore is absolutely the right place for Dawn, with many younger, affluent individuals choosing to reside in one of Asia’s foremost hubs of business, entertainment and leisure. With Dawn’s bold and contemporary design, we turn a new chapter in Rolls-Royce’s prestigious history, defining what it means to be cool, modern, sexy and luxurious.”
Mr Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman of Eurokars Group, added: “We are pleased to receive Rolls-Royce’s latest model, a significant one for us due to the model’s desirability. It is a beautiful motor car and also a superbly engineered one, the quietest convertible car in the world and with the highest torsional rigidity of any open-top vehicle. We look forward to a new dawn for super-luxury motoring in Singapore.”
(Click here for a much smaller four-seater convertible that’s also made in England.)
(Click here for an unusual new convertible that’s made in England, too.)