1920s were the years of excess with the Great War behind and prosperity making its way in. It was an exciting period witnessing the revolution in entertainment with the rise of the motion picture and the Nouveau rich brash super stars of Hollywood. Also a romantic period of the rise of mafiosi and the gang wars in Chicago. 100 years since, Rolls Royce is reminiscing the days with a limited edition collectors edition car. The car designed and built to pay ode to the roaring 20s is the Rolls Royce Dawn Silver Bullet Collection.
Inspired by the several roadsters built by Rolls Royce to satiate the demands of brash and rebellious Hollywood stars, the stiff upper lip British Royalty and the ostentatious Maharajas of the oriental, the Dawn Silver Bullet is a two seat open roadster. To maintain the uniqueness and rarity, Rolls Royce will be building only 50 such cars. The Dawn Silver Bullet Collection captures the carefree attitude of the 1920s and presents it as a bold, contemporary expression which is designed for today’s non-conformists and pleasure-seekers.
The highlight of the car is the Aero Cowling. This cowling transforms the persona of the car’s high-shouldered silhouette to heighten the sense of speed and purpose. The rakish silver centre spine flows into the cabin bringing the bodywork into the cabin. This gives the cabin an intimate, connected feel of a true two-seater. The aero cowling’s wind break is completed by a titanium finisher which proudly displays the Silver Bullet name and silhouette.
The car comes in a newly commissioned ultra-metallic silver Bespoke paint finish with dark exterior detailing. This is complemented by dark headlights and a new dark front bumper finisher. These dark accents provide a dominant and determined expression which is in heighted contrast to the silver hue. The wheels are part polished, offering a translucent shadow finish with a single silver pinstripe.
The interiors are more high-tech than conservative and the dashboard is open-pore carbon fibre fascia and not the expected wood veneer. Inspired by the most important accessory in a rebels wardrobe, a leather jacket, is the quilted transmission tunnel.
Though engine details are not available, the luxury barge is doing its best to conserve the environment with a fuel consumption of 6 km/l and a CO2 emission of 381 to 372 gm/ km.