New Rolls Royce convertible to be called ‘Dawn’; launch in Q1 2016 – IAB Report

Posted on: May 14, 2015 - 1:29am IST

Will be based on the Wraith coupe.

Rolls Royce has announced the name of its next product, which is a convertible based on the 2-door Wraith coupè. It will be called the Rolls Royce Dawn, paying homage to the early 1950’s open top Rolls Royce Silver Dawn.

Rolls Royce Wraith front three quarters right
Judging by recent spyshots, the open top Dawn will mirror the styling of the Wraith coupè.

Judging by recent spyshots, the open top Dawn will mirror the styling of the Wraith coupè, but will lose the fixed top in favor of soft cloth foldable top, akin to the bigger Phantom Drophead. The wheelbase is also expected to be the same, as well as the identical 2-door layout.

It will be powered by the same twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 engine powering the Ghost and Wraith. Although power figures haven’t been confirmed, it could be identical to the Wraith’s 624 hp power output. Expect Rolls Royce to dial down the dynamic driving focus in the Wraith for a more relaxed approach.

ROLLS-ROYCE MAHARAJA PHANTOM DROPHEAD COUPÉ side
The Dawn will lose the fixed top in favor of soft cloth foldable top, akin to the bigger Phantom Drophead.

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The company has confirmed that it will launch in Q1 2016, and have already begun accepting bookings. They have also privately unveiled the Dawn to Rolls Royce’s global dealers in Los Angeles, California.

Rolls Royce Wraith – Image Gallery (unrelated)

Next Rolls Royce to be called Dawn – Press Release

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