If you’ve read my posts or watched my videos, you know I’m a big fan of Rolls-Royce cars. When it comes to open-top motoring, I love the graceful Dawn. Recently, Rolls-Royce announced the debut of a very special, limited edition Dawn, the Silver Bullet. While pricing has not been announced, the “standard” 2020 Dawn goes for $356,500 and the Black Badge Dawn I tested last month priced out at $459,875 with all its bespoke-ness. So we can assume the Silver Bullet will be in the $400-$500K range.
Inspired by the spirit of the Brewster Playboy roadsters of the 1920s, Dawn Silver Bullet is a modern interpretation of the heady, irreverent attitude of that decade. A powerful and precise model that cuts through noise and strikes a chord with all of those who seek escape and adventure.
I spend a wonderful few weeks with the 2020 Rolls-Royces Dawn Black Badge and personally can attest to the wonderful experience it is to drive a Dawn. With its massive, nearly 600 horsepower 6.6L V12 engine and its massive size (it’s as wide as a Suburban and almost as long) it just wafts down the road. You can see my full review of the Dawn Black Badge here and see more pics of it here.
Limited to only 50 cars worldwide, the retro styling of Dawn Silver Bullet is a future classic that honors the glamorous past. Sadly, by the time you read this (and even as I write this) all of them have already most likely been sold.
The Dawn is the British automaker’s iconic four-seat, drophead convertible. And since it’s a Rolls-Royce, that covertible top is a thing of beauty. It goes up or down in about 22 seconds and can be raised or lowered while stopped or at speeds up to 30 mph. The most incredible thing is the silence of the top operation. The compressor and other mechanisms are well-insulated deep under the car, allowing for nearly-silent operation.
The textural woodset of Silver Bullet is crafted with intricately woven strands of carbon fibre. The open-pore wood finish has a modern matte appearance — an unexpected guise befitting of Silver Bullet’s insouciant character. I love the matte wood finish, it’s wonderful to run your hands over it.
Dawn offers a heightened sensory experience in every imaginable climate. The generous, four-seater cabin is specially engineered with advanced aerodynamics, meaning that passengers are protected from the wind while being at one with the elements. A single touch commands the rooftop away, removing any barrier between the driver and their enlivening surroundings.
To make the Silver Bullet even more special, you can get the ($30,000+) Aero Cowling. This cool piece of kit, with vapor-blasted titanium finish (whatever that is), turns the four-seat drophead coupe in a stylish two-seat ultra-luxury roadster.