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A New Dawn for Rolls-Royce

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On: Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 10:33AM | By: Gary P Garry

A New Dawn for Rolls-Royce

If you are like most people, you have probably fantasized about the things that you would do if you were to come into a huge sum of money. When you look at the way that the big lotteries always seem to be pumped up to the bursting point by the faithful, you can see that this dream is widely held.

What is the first thing that is going to cross your mind when you think of the things that you would do with your millions of dollars? The obligatory mansion has to be number one on your list, and, without question, the location is going to be exclusive. We're talking Malibu, baby, right?

The next thing to cross off the list will be your rides, and I am talking about multiple different vehicles, because you need something for every occasion. However, there has to be one that stands out from all of the others, and, traditionally, that car would be the Rolls-Royce.

If you look into the history of the Rolls-Royce, you start out with Rolls-Royce Limited. This company was founded in Great Britain by a pair of visionaries named Charles Rolls and Frederick Royce. This was in March of 1906; the car that was offered in the early days featured a 40/50 horsepower six-cylinder engine.

At some point, people started calling the car the Rolls-Royce “Silver Ghost,” and it remained in production through the 1926 model year. During those first decades, the company unabashedly stated that they were building the “best car in the world”.

Over the years, there have been a number of rather complicated changes in the ownership structure and the rights to the Rolls-Royce name. At the present time, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited is a subsidiary of BMW.

Now that we have set the stage with a little history lesson, we can move on to current events in the Rolls-Royce universe. The automotive press is abuzz with news about the impending release of the Rolls-Royce Dawn.

For four years during the 1950s, Rolls-Royce made a car in very limited quantities called the Silver Dawn. There were just 28 of the specimens produced back then, and the new Dawn was so named to pay homage to that car.

The Rolls-Royce Dawn is a convertible that is powered by a supercharged 12-cylinder engine that can produce 563 horses. It's got an eight-speed transmission, and the company claims that it is the quietest drop top ever manufactured.

Without question, the car is a stunner on the outside, and it is something special on the inside. If you hit the lottery (or if you just happen to have $300,000 lying around) you may want to give it some consideration.

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