From a block away, there is no mistaking the 2020 Dawn for anything other than a Rolls-Royce. Its traditional yet outsized styling is matched by its sheer girth. The Rolls-Royce Dawn is a big car, stretching nearly 5 inches longer bumper to bumper than a full-size 2020 Cadillac Escalade SUV.
Of the five models in the 2020 Rolls-Royce lineup, the Dawn, which starts at $356,500, is the only one that comes with a retractable convertible top. Add onto that the $2,750 destination charge and $2,600 U.S. gas guzzler tax. Our tested Black Badge version, shown here, adds another $50,000. The Black Badge series is aimed at attracting younger and less-traditional buyers to the marque and includes 21-inch carbon-composite wheels, dark chrome grille surround and exterior trim, sport exhaust, uprated engine output, revised interior detailing, and more. The Dawn’s chief competitor is the Bentley Continental GT Convertible and it is manufactured in Goodwood, England.