Rolls-Royce Dawn Has Officially Been Discontinued

Rolls-Royce has officially announced the end of the production of its convertible classic, the Dawn. The news marks the end of Rolls-Royce Dawn’s seven-year production run.

As automotive companies start to ramp up production for electric vehicles, Rolls-Royce is making room in its production for Spectre EV, set to land in 2023. With the Dawn discontinued, this leaves just the Ghost, Phantom, and Cullinan as Rolls-Royce’s three remaining models powered by a combustion engine. The Dawn is a four-seater convertible model that was originally inspired by the “Silver Dawn” produced from 1950 to 1954. It was built with a 6.6 litre V12 twin-turbo engine with 564 horsepower and 8-speed automatic transmission.

Spectre deliveries are expected to arrive in the final quarter of 2023 as Rolls-Royce enters the final stages of its EV development and testing. The EV will begin to play a bigger role in the Rolls-Royce lineup starting this year, as confirmed by CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös in 2022. The official statement regarding the discontinuation of the Dawn called it an “end of a glorious, glamorous era.” Currently, there is not yet a convertible alternative to the Dawn in the Rolls-Royce lineup. Müller-Ötvös continued, “As production of Dawn draws to a close, we can reflect on an extraordinary chapter in the marque’s history. This beautiful motor car perfectly embodies contemporary luxury while celebrating the marque’s founding principles and heritage.”

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