On Top

Family road trips have sadly gone the way of the corded telephone. But several days spent on the road in a cramped minivan can quickly turn an adventure into an ordeal. The Rolls-Royce Dawn may be the solution.
Words by Bill Lindsey | January 30, 2021 | Luxury

Rolls-Royce vehicles have always been two things: luxurious and spacious, a combination that makes them the ideal family car. Add a convertible top and you have the perfect road trip vehicle. The Rolls-Royce Dawn is all that and more. This two-door landyacht is larger than many SUVs, allowing ample seating for four in comfort that rivals the poshest private club. A powerful 6-liter V12 engine ensures you’ll stay on schedule while the sumptuous leather and wood-accented interior (and a sound system that rivals South Beach clubs!) allows the hours and miles to pass quickly and in comfort. Because it’s a Rolls-Royce, with the top up, the cabin is quiet to allow easy conversation. With the top down and the windows up, the passengers are scarcely buffeted even at highway speeds. There’s no need to worry about a bad hair day in the Dawn. If no road trips are on the schedule, consider taking in a drive-in movie or concert; this ride provides the absolute best seats in the house;