Just a couple of months after the arrival of Nairobi Governor, Dr. Evans Kidero’s Rolls Royce Phantom, another 3 brand new 2016 Rolls Royce Dawn cars were spotted at the Jommo Kenyatta International Airport Cargo Terminal over the weekend.
The Rolls Royce Dawn’s bodywork is 80% new compared with the Wraith on which it is based. Rolls says the cabin has room for four adults to sit in comfort. The only carryover exterior parts from the Wraith are the doors and the grille surround.
Rolls says it has worked hard to ensure that the Dawn is as smooth and quiet as other Rolls-Royce models despite the absence of a fixed roof, delivering on the firm’s famed ‘magic carpet’ ride.
Powered by a Ghost
The Dawn is propelled by a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V-12 that is lifted pretty much intact from the Ghost II, making the same 563 horsepower at 5250 rpm and 575 lb-ft of torque at just 1500 rpm. The transmission is the same “satellite-aided” eight-speed unit found in the Wraith that will use the GPS to prepare for upcoming hills and curves and select the proper ratio. As for performance, Rolls expects the Dawn will hit 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, while top speed is limited to 155 mph.