Rolls-Royce Black Badge Adamas

The Black Badge Adamas Collection isn't a group of new Rolls-Royces. The Adamas Collection is a Special Edition set of two Black Badge sedans that Rolls-Royce has been producing for a while now. They darkened them down, gave them a slightly more sinister appearance. This along with some extra bling gives us the Adamas Collection. This newly attained level of decadence goes well beyond anything ever seen before. Even the Spirit of Ecstasy that graces their hoods has an upgrade for these Special Edition models. Here are the answers to questions you may have about these ultra high-end cars.


Which Rolls-Royce sedans are included in the Adamas Collection?

The Wraith and Dawn are the two large sedans that make up the Black Badge Adamas Collection.


Weren't the Dawn and Wraith already in the Black Badge Collection?

The Rolls-Royce Dawn sedan was brought into the Black Badge Collection in 2017. The new variant was revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Wraith has been in the Black Badge Collection since 2016. The Adamas Special Editions were just introduced in April 2018.


What special features do the Adamas Rolls-Royces have?

Diamonds, a darker color palette, twinkling lights in the roof and a darker carbon fiber Spirit of Ecstasy. Each car will be given an illuminated identifying number which is embedded in the treat plate of the door jamb. Every time you get in or out of the car, you will be reminded which model you bought, either Dawn or Wraith and its place in the production line, i.e., '5 of 30' or '6 of 40.' Rolls-Royce is only producing 40 Wraiths and 30 Dawns. Each car comes with an analog clock that is underscored with 88 man-made black diamonds arranged in the shape of an infinity symbol. The new, darker, carbon fiber Spirit of Ecstasy that graces the hoods of these special editions takes nearly three days to create. Each hood ornament bears the label 'Black Badge Adamas' and an infinity symbol. The new, darker lady is mounted on a titanium base on the hood of the car. The Wraith comes with the Rolls-Royce starlight headliner since the top can't be opened for stargazing. This special headliner has 1,340 fiber optic lights under the fabric. The lights are strategically placed to mimic the formation of a carbon molecule turning into a diamond. The color palette consists of darker shades of Aphrodite Red for Dawn models and Morpheus Blue for Wraith models. The Dawn's interior is brightened slightly with splashes of mandarin orange to represent the orange hues of sunset. The Wraith's interior is splashed with subtle cobalt blue touches for that cool, after-sunset effect.


Is there a convertible model in the Rolls-Royce Adamas collection?

Yes. The Dawn Adamas Special Edition is a convertible.


Are the new Rolls-Royce special edition sedans built for four or five?

Both the Wraith and Dawn are four-passenger sedans. The Dawn can be turned into a two-seater, though, with Dawn Aero Cowling tonneau cover.


Will the new Adamas Rolls-Royces have different engines?

The Wraith and Dawn Adamas Special Editions were not given new engines. They are both powered by a 6.6-L twin-turbocharged V12 engine. Dawn's engine makes 593 horsepower and 620 lb-ft. of torque. The same engine in the Wraith has a slightly different configuration so that it is more powerful. It makes 623 horsepower and 642 lb-ft. of torque. The engines in both models are connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission. When the Wraith and Dawn were given Black Badge status, their steering, throttle, and transmission were adjusted to give them sportier, high-performance handling and sound.


How fuel efficient are the new Rolls-Royce Adamas sedans?

The new Wraith and Dawn are not fuel efficient at all. In fact, a Hummer H3 gets slightly better mileage on city streets. The Dawn gets 12 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. The Wraith gets 12 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. These are the sort of numbers that can be expected when you're driving a 5,000-pound touring sedan that is powered by a 6.6-L turbocharged V12. Of course, people who can afford a Rolls-Royce Adamas sedan probably aren't all that concerned with the cost of fuel.


How much do the new Adamas Rolls-Royces cost?

Rolls-Royce has not announced the prices for the Adamas Special Edition sedans. The base Dawn model starts out at about $350,000, though. A fair guesstimate price for the Dawn Adamas would be $400,000 or above. Also, don't forget the gas guzzler tax that will be tacked onto the price of these thirsty luxury sedans.


Is there a comparable car on the market that may be preferable to the Rolls-Royce Dawn or Wraith?

The Bentley Continental is certainly well worth considering. It is comparable in all aspects and has a more reasonable starting price of about $200,000. There won't be a carbon-fiber hood ornament, man-made black diamonds or a starlight roof in the Bentley, though.

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