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From Dawn to Dusk | Rolls Royce ends production of the Dawn

The Rolls-Royce Dawn has reached the end of its lifetime, following in the footsteps of its coupe brother, the Wraith

The modern-era Dawn debuted in 2015, following the popularity of the bigger Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, with the more powerful Black Badge variant following in 2017. The four-seater convertible with a fabric top and rear-hinged doors is connected to the Wraith coupe and the now-defunct first-generation Ghost sedan. Despite the same aesthetic cues, the firm claims that 80% of the body panels were "completely unique."

The Dawn is powered by a 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 generating 563 horsepower (420 kW / 571 PS) in base trim or 593 hp (442 kW / 601 PS) in Black Badge specification.

The Dawn is also billed as "the world's quietest convertible," owing to the outstanding noise-isolating capabilities of the fabric roof and specific attention to airflow and aerodynamics when topless.

The Dawn and Wraith order books ended in March 2022, although manufacturers continued to meet the order backlog. The Dawn was the best-selling drophead in the brand's history, but there will be no direct successor - at least for now.

While Rolls-Royce has been tight-lipped about plans, we don't think they'll be without a convertible for long. In that case, a drophead model of the completely electric Spectre may appear, filling a newly generated gap in the present lineup.

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