In an endeavor that is hoped to appeal to a younger market than Rolls-Royce usually commands, they began the Black Badge Series of premium vehicles. Initially giving the ultra-black treatment to the Ghost and Wraith models, this year they have added the Dawn Black Badge ($TBA) to this bespoke edition.
Black Badge means multiple layers of paint and lacquer polished to a commandingly deep solid color. The front grille surround, boot lid finisher, and exhaust pipes are a matching black as is the predominant aspects of the interior; broken only by the minimal Mandarin strip that suggests a fading sunset. Of course, the canvas top and rear deck are black and even the Spirit of Ecstasy mascot on the hood has gone to the Dark Side.
Power-wise, the Dawn Black Badge features the 6.6L twin turbo V12 engine with nearly 600 hp & 840 Nm of torque at 1,500 rpm. As with all the Black Badge Edition vehicles, the Dawn convertible is custom-built per the owner’s choices so that there should never be two of them exactly alike.