Rolls-Royce Unleashes the "Black Badge" Edition of the Dawn

The drop-top debuts at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Rolls-Royce now offers a Black Badge variant of its popular Dawn convertible, revealed at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The new semi-performance drop-top delivers more power and dynamic inputs. The 6.6 liter, the twin-turbocharged V12 engine remains. However, horsepower is up 30 to 593 ponies. Similar to other Black Badges like the Wraith and Ghost, the transmission, steering, and throttle have all been revised and massaged for a sportier feel; it also features a new active exhaust paired with brakes that expand by 1 inch compared to the standard vehicle.

Royce boasts the car is bathed in a deep and intense shade of black — with multiple layers of paint and lacquer having been applied and hand-polished for its solid paint color. All chrome fittings are now darkened, including the Spirit of Ecstasy, complementing the black canvas roof and black leather tonneau cover. The interior is a mix of carbon fiber, ebony, and black leather surfaces, contrasted by an orange leather trim.

Considering the regular Dawn starts around $340,000, it’s speculated the price tag of the Black Badge edition will be closer to the $400,000 mark. Watch the video below showcasing the vehicle.

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