A Rolls-Royce Dawn has ended up on a beach while balancing precariously off a sea wall in Palm Beach, Florida. According to a media report, a 66-year old woman crashed through a backyard before falling off a sea wall and landing nose down on the beach.
How did the Rolls-Royce Dawn crash?
According to the authorities, there was a 66-year old woman at the wheels of the car at the time of the incident. She drove the Dawn through a backyard at Canterbury Lane, went over a sea wall and ended up resting on the beach. The driver was taken to the hospital.
The driver also said that she had no recollection of events for hours prior to the crash.
The owner of the home through which the car went through reported damage to a statue worth US$ 3 million. The car also ended up causing damages with US$10,000 to the sea wall, US$ 50 to a curb and a fence each.
The photos of the incident reveal damage to the front of the car. It is also possible that the car’s underside is damaged as well.
Rolls-Royce Dawn : More Details
The Dawn debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It was nothing but a convertible version of the Wraith. The Dawn also got some styling changes as compared to the Wraith. The roof takes around 20 seconds to fold. Owners can activate the automatic folding roof at speeds upto 31 mph.
The Rolls-Royce Dawn initially came with a 563 HP and 575 lb-ft 6.6-litre twin turbo V12. This motor was good to propel the sedan to 62 mph from a standstill in just 4.9 seconds. The top speed was 155 mph. In the latter years, Rolls-Royce offered a more powerful version of this engine on the Black Badge version. This output of the engine was 593 HP and 620 lb-ft.
Production of the Dawn was stopped for the 2021 model year in the USA. Internationally, it will be discontinued by early 2023.
Source – Palm Beach Daily