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593-HP Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge Debuts at Goodwood

For the multi-millionaire who can’t make up their mind

Conner Golden
Jun 28, 2017

For the most indecisive moguls among us, Rolls-Royce now offers a Black Badge variant of its popular Dawn drop-top, unveiled at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Like the Wraith and Ghost Black Badge, the new semi-performance 'vert offers drivers more power and dynamic inputs, without sacrificing the cosseting ride and effortless drive Rolls is known for.

In Black Badge tune, the Dawn's mighty 6.6-liter twin-turbo V-12 spits out a heady 593 hp, an extra 30 ponies over the stock car, while torque only grows by 15 lb-ft to 619 lb-ft. As is the case with other Black Badges, the transmission, steering, and throttle have all been revised and massaged for a sportier feel. You'll hear these performance gains as well, thanks to a new active exhaust. To slow it all down, the Dawn BB's brakes expand by 1 inch compared to the regular car.

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Visually, the BB adds dusky elements inside and out. All chrome fittings are now darkened, including the Spirit of Ecstasy, complementing the black canvas roof and black leather tonneau cover. Inside, a mix of carbon fiber, ebony, and black leather surfaces are contrasted by a splash of orange leather trim, meant to evoke a setting sun.

Rolls is keeping mum on pricing, but considering the regular Dawn starts around $340,000, expect this to arrive wearing a price tag closer to the $400,000 mark.

Source: Rolls-Royce

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