Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has revealed the special ‘Inspired by Music’ edition of its entry-level drop-top model, the Rolls-Royce Dawn. Like the special Wraith of the same name, the drop-top features a range of unique enhancements to make it appeal more to wealthy aficionados of finer tunes – say, like record producers or opera patrons.

Dawn ‘Inspired by Music’ was test driven in Rolls-Royce’s anechoic chamber, at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex. The special sound-deadening room is used during the build process of all Rolls-Royce motor cars to detect any unwanted extraneous sounds.

But this time, they fitted a hyper-sensitive microphone and recorded the few little sounds the Dawn does make: the click of the turning indicator, the soft thud of the closing doors, the barely audible sound of the umbrella popping out of the door, and the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament rising out from the hood. Then they mixed them with some classical instruments and created a little soundtrack.


Dawn ‘Inspired by Music’ goes in the same direction as hugely successful stablemate, Wraith ‘Inspired by Music’. It features the unprecedented aural experience of the marque’s Bespoke Audio system. That means an even more aurally sensational Bespoke Audio system, along with copper or white paint and matching (or contrasting) copper trim. It’s being unveiled this weekend at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.