When I was asked to drive the iconic 2020 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge, the answer was a resounding, 'Yes'! I have had the privilege of driving many sophisticated, luxury vehicles, but in my experience, the Rolls-Royce has most definitely risen to the top. As it turns out, the unmistakable, old world Rolls-Royce brand is as legitimate as expected.
From its ultra chic appearance, to the sophisticated details, it holds up to its name and reputation as the symbol of ultimate luxury. Bespoke at its finest, the Rolls-Royce has without a doubt built itself to become priceless; not to be duplicated elsewhere.
When entering the eye-opening suicide doors, you feel like you are living in a James Bond Movie. Sliding into the plush seats with thick lamb's wool floor mats at your feet, you feel like your slipping onto a cloud of comfort and will soon be gracefully floating down the road.
Driving the Rolls-Royce Dawn is the most relaxing driving experience I’ve ever had. You could easily drive countless hours in absolute comfort and will find yourself making excuses to take it out for a casual cruise or to run errands. The Dawn is 17-and-a-half feet long making even the back seats quite spacious, comfortable and anything but an afterthought.
Every control is sleek and pleasant to touch, every operation as comfortable as possible. Even the infotainment is effortless and intuitive. After all, when you have controls that say 'Rolls-Royce Bespoke Audio' who’s to complain…
What lives under the hood of this beauty is no joke, boasting a 6.6 liter 48-valve V-12 aluminum-alloy engine with 593 horsepower and 605 lb-ft of torque. Needless to say, the Rolls-Royce Dawn can certainly get up and run.
The base price is $356,500 and inclusion of the Black Badge package adds $50,000 -- with additional add-on packages, the total suggested retail price lands at a staggering $477,550. Despite its hefty price tag, if you have the means, I highly recommend the 2020 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge - it is nearly impossible to be disappointed. You will be buying into the laps of luxury, complete exclusivity and most certainly brand identity.