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Rolls-Royce celebrated a successful run at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, which included the unveiling of the Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge.

05 Jul 2017 | International News : U.K.


Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrated a successful Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend, with a significant presence throughout the event. The Festival of Speed served as the perfect staging point for the global unveiling of the Rolls‑Royce Dawn Black Badge. Unveiled in the spectacular setting of the Rolls-Royce display area on the Laundry Green, the Dawn Black Badge - flanked by its siblings the Wraith Black Badge and Ghost Black Badge - drew huge crowds throughout the weekend.

The coach-built Rolls-Royce Sweptail drew huge crowds at the Festival of Speed
The Dawn Black Badge stands as the most luxurious, social space from which to take in the night air. This most glamorous, uncompromising expression of open-top luxury is given a new and darker sensual dimension through its suite of Black Badge engineering and design treatments.

The coach-built Rolls-Royce Sweptail graced the Festival of Speed in the First Glance category, drawing huge crowds whether at rest in the paddock or wafting up the Hillclimb. Inspired by the beautiful coach-built Rolls-Royces of the 1920s and 1930s, the patron's desire was for a coach-built two-seater coupe featuring a large panoramic glass roof.

The most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history, the Wraith Black Badge effortlessly ascended the Hillclimb during the Supercar Shootout. The Wraith Black Badge peaked at 203km/h during the 1.9km course and recorded a speed of 164km/h as the car crossed the finish line, proving that it is not necessary to sacrifice luxury for speed. The Wraith Black Badge was driven by Endurance Racing legend Joerg Weidinger.

The Course Car this year was a Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge, resplendent with LED race lights and Goodwood decals. The car was driven by a team from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and seen on the course between each Hillclimb Run throughout the weekend, completing 85 runs and covering more than 322km in total.
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