Subtle body kit proves less is indeed more

We are still getting used to the idea of a tuned Rolls-Royce, even though custom packages have been around for a significantly amount of time. The latest kit comes from Germany where the aftermarket specialists at Spofec have decided to customize the Dawn. Thankfully, they did not mess around too much with the convertible’s gorgeous design, managing to preserve its elegance by only making subtle changes.

The first order of business was to create new front and rear bumpers for the ultra-posh cabrio, which has also gained a new pair of side skirts, lending the Dawn a more dynamic side profile. A discreet rear spoiler lip and 22-inch alloy wheels round off the visual upgrades that customers can order alongside an optional suspension module. It will lower the ride height by approximately 40 millimetres (1.5 inches) at speeds of up to 140 kilometres per hour (87 miles per hour), and beyond that velocity the car will revert to its original ride height.

Rolls-Royce Dawn by Spofec

Other optional goodies include two stainless steel sport exhaust systems which are up to five kilograms (11 pounds) lighter than the Rolls-Royce Dawn’s stock exhaust. To shave off even more weight, Spofec has a set of carbon ceramic brakes that will further cut a total of 38 kg (84 lbs). The superior stopping power is a match for the upgraded biturbo 6.6-litre V12, which generates an additional 115 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque.

With a total of 686 hp and 723 lb-ft, the Dawn will catapult itself to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds which is 0.3 seconds quicker than the standard model. The stock electronic top speed limiter is still in place and will be automatically activated at 250 km/h (155 mph), but who's going to max out a Rolls-Royce anyway?

Be sure to check out our First Drive of the Rolls-Royce Dawn, a super-luxurious four-seat convertible that starts at an eye-watering $339,850 USD before you add any of the numerous high-end optional goodies.

Source: Rolls-Royce

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