2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn vs 2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe

2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn | Cleveland Motorsports
2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe | Cleveland Motorsports

2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn

Engine:

6.6 L V12

Horsepower:

563 hp @ 5,250 rpm

Torque:

575 lbs.-ft. @ 1,500 rpm

Fuel Economy:

12 city / 19 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

8-speed shiftable automatic

2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe

Engine:

6.7 L V12

Horsepower:

453 hp @ 5,350 rpm

Torque:

531 lbs.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

Fuel Economy:

11 city / 19 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

8-speed automatic

2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn vs 2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe

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When you compare the 2017 Rolls Royce Dawn and the Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe, there is so much elegance on tap that it is hard to say which one is best. Truly, these rivals don’t lack in any area. The automaker’s craftsmanship, high performance and world-class technology are on display in both. This makes the choice extremely personal for each shopper.

Performance

While you might expect the Dawn to announce its presence, the V12 keeps things quiet. This 6.6-liter V12 cranks out 563 horsepower. As if that’s not enough, the torque thrust is rated at 575 lb-ft. In a high tech move to be expected from this super-luxury automaker, GPS assists the eight-speed automatic transmission. The car already knows which inclines and switchbacks are ahead. Also assisting the ride, an air suspension takes away any bounce due to speed and/or road imperfections.

Drivers won’t be disappointed in the 2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe either. That’s because it has its own legendary V12 under the hood. This engine kicks out 453 horsepower and 531 lb.-ft. of torque. Despite its size, it can do the 0-60 mph sprint in less than six seconds. Top speed is over 150 mph. Rolls has given this car a Sport mode, recognizing that coupe drivers are often driving enthusiasts who like to have some fun behind the wheel.

Appearance

Finely-striped Macassar-wood veneer marks the cockpit. A slim steering wheel fits the hand. Thick lambs’ wool carpeting covers the floor. Huge seats offer a plump, supportive resting spot. Fine leathers have been sewn for lasting beauty and true value. This is that rare convertible for four that actually has an adult-sized backseat. At the curb, the Rolls strikes the eye as elegant and refined. The four doors are hinged at the back, creating a truly inviting opening. At 30 mph or less, a power button puts the top up or down.

The Phantom Coupe seats are equally comfortable and wear even lusher leathers. The chairs are also bolstered for the racier attitude of this sporty ride. At night, Skylight roof lights add a starry glow. Curb appeal starts with the subtle redesign of the Rolls-Royce grille and continues with the surprise of this large car’s coupe-like shape. You can emphasize the changes with a brushed stainless steel surround or match the outer grille to the car’s color. The Spirit of Ecstasy is offered in solid silver or gold-plate. Like the Dawn, doors are rear-hinged for easier entry.

Safety

The two models come with innovations in safety protections and prevention. Eight airbags and whiplash-lessening head restraints are the first line of defense. The parking sensors are complemented by the 360-degree camera system. It gives you rear, side and overhead views to assist with slow maneuvers. Automation includes the adaptive LED headlights and radar-assisted cruise control. Night vision helps ensure you see people and animals that may be in the car’s path.


With so much beauty and exciting performance, you may have a hard time choosing between the Dawn and the Phantom Coupe. One thing’s for certain, you won’t be disappointed. Arrange a test drive at Cleveland Motorsports.

* EPA estimate; your mileage may vary.