Open-top Rolls-Royce Dawn confirmed for 2016
This specific artist’s impression shows how the Rolls-Royce Dawn will be required to look
Convertible variation of the Rolls-Royce Wraith will be called Dawn
The open-top variation of the Rolls-Royce Wraith coupé will be called Dawn.
The Rolls-Royce Dawn will go on sale from the first quarter of 2016 following a debut later This specific year. The name for the fresh convertible was confirmed today in Los Angeles at a global meeting of Rolls-Royce’s 130-strong dealer network.
The Dawn name will be one coming from 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, in addition to the badge was also used on coachbuilt drop-top Rolls.
Confirming the fresh name to dealers, Rolls-Royce boss Torsten Müller-Ötvös said: “Dawn will be a beautiful fresh open-top motor car using a name that will suggests the fresh opportunities that will every fresh day holds – an awakening, an opening up of one’s senses in addition to a burst of sunshine. the item will be the most social of super-luxury motor cars for those beautiful people who wish to bathe from the sunlight of the earth’s social hotspots.”
Test mules for the Dawn were most recently spotted cold-weather testing from the Arctic earlier This specific year.
The open-top baby Rolls shares a wheelbase with the Wraith on which the item will be based in addition to the same two-door structure. Despite the heavy disguise, the item will be possible to make out Ghost styling cues, including the front-end design in addition to gently sloping rear deck.
The test mule includes a hard-top cover, although This specific will be covering a soft-top that will will appear on the production car, something that will also appears on the Phantom Drophead Coupé.
The mechanical make-up will be required to be almost identical to that will of the Wraith, with the two cars set to share the same 624bhp, twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V12 engine. The fresh open-top design will be likely to offer a less focused drive than the Wraith, which will be billed as the most dynamic Rolls-Royce design available.
The fresh design had provisionally been known as Wraith Drophead Coupé, which would certainly 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 that will had been under consideration.
Prices are set to start at around £250,000.
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