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longer, you can actually hear engine noise, true thoroughbred engine noise. And it’s deep. And while we’re on this subject, the automatic engine is satellite-linked, recognising gradients and inclines from the navigation device, for example, it adapts the switching processes to the topography and not solely to the rotational speed. But the technical refinements don’t end there. The double-turbocharged V12 engine has been increased by 30 hp to 442 kW (601 hp) and a mighty 840 Nm of torque. Engine electronics, accelerator pedal response, transmission and steering were all remapped and now sharper than ever before, however, the top speed remains at 250 km/h. The twelve-cylinder engine exhales its exhaust gases through tailpipes also painted black. Because the Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge is presented in a deep black, applied in many layers and polished by hand, Rolls-Royce praises the colour as the deepest, darkest and most intense black ever seen on a production car. The roof is covered in black textile fabric to match while the rear shelf is covered in black leather. Inside, the spirit of aviation past abounds. Using state-of-the-art production techniques, a new material for interior surfaces was created for the black knight from Britain. Aluminium threads with a miniscule diameter of just 0.014 metre were woven and embedded in carbon fibre. The surfaces are treated with six coats of paint before being hardened for 72 hours and polished by hand. As with the black temptations of Ghost and Wraith, the Dawn Black Badge features insignia like the Spirit of Ecstasy radiator figure in shiny black chrome, all perfectly matched, such as chrome surfaces, radiator grille surround, boot trim and exhaust tailpipes. “Black Badge is for those who are driven by the same restless spirit that once drove the Rolls-Royce companies. It is the alter ego of our brand and appeals to those who are innovative and won’t accept any restrictions,” says Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös.

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