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Rolls-Royce Dawn officially confirmed – debuts 2016

Rolls Royce Wraith Drophead convertible spy photo front quarter

Rolls-Royce has confirmed the convertible version of the Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead will be called the Dawn when it hits the market in the first quarter of next year.

It will feature a soft-top and likely share the Wraith’s twin-turbo 6.6-litre V12 engine producing 465kW (632 bhp) and 800Nm of torque. In the Wraith, the mighty V12 is capable of propelling the luxury coupe from 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds. However, we can expect a few tenths’ penalty in the Dawn due to the extra weight carried by the drop top necessitated by the extra reinforcement to compensate for the lack of a roof.

Rolls Royce Wraith Drophead convertible spy photo side

Rolls-Royce CEO, Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes describes the Roll-Royce Dawn as “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.”

Fully-owned by the BMW Group, the Rolls-Royce Dawn continues the luxury car maker’s renaissance, which began in 2003 with the Phantom, followed by the Ghost and subsequently the Wraith.

Rolls Royce Wraith Drophead convertible spy photo rear

The Roll-Royce Dawn will revive another famous and rare Rolls-Royce anem first used in 1949, but only ever applied to 28 very special drophead bodies between 1950 and 1954.


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