New spy shots of the upcoming Rolls-Royce Dawn have emerged before the vehicle’s imminent debut possibly at next month’s IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015. As with previously spied prototypes, the Dawn test mule in question features heavy camouflage but its grey fabric roof is clearly visible and the key giveaway of its true identity.
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.”