Not long after it was confirmed that the Rolls-Royce Wraith Convertible would be dubbed ‘Dawn’, fresh spy shots of the car have surfaced. Unfortunately, they fail to provide any many visual clues about the car.
With that being said, it is quite easy to imagine how the Rolls-Royce Dawn will look. Most of its body panels will remain the same as the latest Wraith coupe with the main point of difference being the obvious adoption of a folding roof. Interestingly, this test mule features a fabric roof, not a hard folding roof, likely to be maintained for the production car. On one hand, that fact is quite surprising considering the high price tag the Dawn will inevitably carry. However, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe also features a soft folding top rather than an aluminium roof.
When the Dawn hits the market, it will serve as the perfect rival to the Bentley Continental GT Convertible as well as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet set to also be revealed soon. Power for the car should be provided by the same twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V12 delivering 624 hp as the hardtop.
When recently discussing the car, chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce, Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes said “Our new Rolls-Royce Dawn promises a striking, seductive encounter like no other Rolls-Royce to date. Dawn is a beautiful new open-top motor car with a name that suggests the fresh opportunities that every new day holds – an awakening, an opening up of one’s senses and a burst of sunshine. It will be the most social of super-luxury motor cars for those beautiful people who wish to bathe in the sunlight of the world’s social hotspots.”