Last year at the Geneva Motor Show, Rolls-Royce revealed the first models in its new Black Badge range, taking both the Ghost saloon and Wraith fastback in a more aggressive direction. Now they have applied the same treatment to their open-top counterpart.
Set to be debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, the Black Badge Dawn is all murdered out in black. The luxury automaker has upgraded the 6.6-liter twin turbo V12 to 593 horsepower and 620 lb-ft of torque, putting the Dawn in closer competition with the Bentley Continental GT Speed.
Rolls-Royce has also tightened up the suspension, gearbox, steering and throttle response, fitted bigger breaks, and equipped with a variable exhaust system for an altogether sportier feel.
The Rolls-Royce Dawn features a black paint job that Rolls calls “the most exhaustive painting and polishing process ever used for a solid paint colour.” The brightwork is all blacked out, the fabric roof is done up in black canvas, the rear deck in black leather, and the entire interior blacked out, too, offset by orange highlights. This premium car will probably be one of the most expensive convertibles on the market.