2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn – completely new pictures
The Rolls-Royce Dawn will use a folding soft-top roof
Latest spy pictures of the convertible design of the Rolls-Royce Wraith reveal soft-top roof for the very first time
The Rolls-Royce Dawn convertible will have a soft-top roof, as these latest – along with also most revealing yet – spy pictures confirm.
The Dawn, an open-top design of the Rolls-Royce Wraith coupé, will go on sale inside the first quarter of 2016 following a debut later This particular year. The name for the completely new convertible was recently confirmed in Los Angeles at a global meeting of Rolls-Royce’s 130-strong dealer network.
Previous test mules had hard-top covers over the soft-top roof, yet at This particular point for the very first time the soft-top, which Dawn shares with the larger Phantom Drophead Coupé, can be seen.
The Dawn name can be one through Rolls’ past, used first in 1949 before appearing on 28 drop-top Rolls designs up to 1954. Among those was the Silver Dawn, the first factory-built Rolls-Royce, along with also the badge was also used on coachbuilt drop-top Rolls designs.
On the completely new name, Rolls-Royce boss Torsten Müller-Ötvös said: “Dawn can be a beautiful completely new open-top motor car using a name of which suggests the fresh opportunities of which every completely new day holds – an awakening, an opening up of one’s senses along with also a burst of sunshine. the item will be the most social of super-luxury motor cars for those beautiful people who wish to bathe inside the sunlight of the entire world’s social hotspots.”
The open-top baby Rolls shares a wheelbase with the Wraith on which the item can be based along with also the same two-door format. Despite the heavy disguise of the test mule, the item can be possible to make out Ghost styling cues, including the front-end design along with also gently sloping rear deck.
The mechanical make-up can be supposed to be almost identical to of which of the Wraith, with the two cars set to share the same 624bhp, twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V12 engine. The completely new open-top design can be likely to offer a less focused drive than the Wraith, which can be billed as the most dynamic Rolls-Royce design available.
The completely new design had provisionally been known as Wraith Drophead Coupé, which might have seen the item follow the naming convention of the larger Phantom family. However, Rolls instead chose to give the design its own name. ‘Corniche’ was another possible option of which had been under consideration.
Prices are set to start at around £250,000.
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