The special edition of the Dawn follows Black Badge’ versions of the Ghost and Wraith, that were unveiled at the 2016 Geneva motor show. The models are designed to appeal to younger luxury car buyers.
The Dawn Black Badge features a revamped version of Rolls-Royce's 6.6-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine, which produces 593bhp, a 30bhp increase over the standard Dawn. An extra 15lb ft of torque means the Dawn Black Badge produces 620lb ft at 1500rpm.
The extra power means the Dawn Black Badge is capable of going from 0-62mph in 4.9sec, with an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.
The car also gets a new exhaust system, which features a Low button to produce a “menacing bass baritone”, while the gearbox and accelerator have been reworked to give the Dawn quicker downshifts and more urgency. The suspension has also been reworked to give flatter cornering at high speeds, while the steering rack has been quickened to offer more feedback.
The Dawn Black Badge is painted in a “deeply intense" shade of black, which has been hand-polished. The roof is finished in black canvas, with the rear deck finished in black leather.
The Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy has been finished in high-gloss black chrome, a treatment also applied to features including the car's front grille surrounds, boot lid finisher and exhaust pipes.