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2 2 4 S I M P LY A B U DH A B I Rolls-Royce claims the Dawn is as quiet as the Wraith with the roof up and as such is the quietest convertible on the market, which is remarkable considering it has stuck with the traditional fabric roof over the retractable hardtops used by some of its competitors. The roof retracts in 21 seconds at speeds of up to 50kmh in an electro-mechanical procedure the company likes to refer to as ‘a silent ballet’. The roofline incorporates a stainless-steel band at the leading edge of the flat bootlid, while its rear window is small by design to heighten the sense of a private sanctuary when motoring with the roof up, as the company likes to point out. With both the Wraith and the Dawn, Rolls-Royce is looking to attract a younger buyer, and its subtle re- shifting of the grille from Phantom to Wraith – where it is set further back – and now to Dawn, is evidence of that direction. Indeed, by lowering the formality with the sub- Phantom range, the global average buyer age has now come down to 45, which is also reflective of buyers across the UAE. Designed to look as good with the roof up or down, Rolls-Royce worked hard to ensure that it still offered a