Rolls-Royce Dawn convertible confirmed

Gorgeous 1952 Silver Dawn drophead

Rolls-Royce has announced that it will launch a new convertible model in 2016, called Rolls-Royce Dawn.

Though no concrete information has been released yet, it’s understood the Dawn is the drop-top version of the Wraith coupe, itself based on the same platform as the Ghost saloon.

As such, the Dawn will likely be powered by the same 623bhp, 590lb/ft, 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 engine as the Wraith. The Wraith, incidentally, is the fastest Roller there has ever been, sprinting from 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds despite weighing 2.4 tons.

Rolls raided the archives to come up with the name Dawn. It was first used between 1949 to 1955 for Silver Dawn saloon, the company’s mainstay in the post-war years. Some, like the one pictured, were bodied as extravagant convertibles.

Speaking at a dealer conference, Rolls-Royce boss Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes said: “Dawn is a beautiful new open-top motor car with a name that suggests the fresh opportunities that every new day holds.

“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,” he added.

Slightly overwrought, perhaps, but you get the point. Rolls-Royce reckons the Dawn will be something very special.

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