The model was already confirmed a few months ago, but Rolls-Royce
is preparing for the dawn of Dawn
, the new convertible of the British luxury brand. The official unveiling of the model based on Wraith
will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show on the 15th of September.
Despite being inspired on the Wraith, Rolls-Royce states that 80% of Dawn's bodywork is new compared to the coupe model. The British brand indicates that the vehicle has space for four adult passengers and that the exterior elements transposed from the Wraith to the Dawn are the doors and the vehicle grille.
By not having a fixed roof, Rolls-Royce states that has worked to make Dawn as quiet and smooth as possible. The brand even claimes that the Dawn is as silent as the Wraith when the top is closed, making it the quietest convertible market. The hood can be opened automatically in 21 seconds at speeds up to 48km/h.
According to the director of Rolls-Royce design, Giles Taylor, the brand created a vehicle that is a two in one: a beautiful car with or without roof. The design team also got some inspiration from 1952 Silver Dawn Drophead
The Rolls-Royce Dawn will be equipped with a bi-turbo V12 6.6 liters engine, the same used in the Ghost
. The 570hp output and 780Nm of torque is transmitted to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Dawn can reach 100km/h in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 250km/h. The average consumption announced is 14.2l/100km and CO2 emissions of 330g/km.
The Dawn has measures similar to the Wraith with 5285mm long, 1947mm wide, 1502mm high and has a wheelbase of 3112mm. Compared to the coupe model, Dawn weighs more 200kg, with a total of 2560kg.