The Rolls-Royce Dawn will be unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in September and will go on sale in 2016. The name is inspired by the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn convertible (seen in the featured image), of which only 28 units were produced between 1950 and 1954.
The Rolls-Royce Dawn is basically a convertible version of the Wraith and will be powered by the same 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 engine found in the latter. The engine will develop 624 bhp and 800 Nm of torque and will be matched to Satellite Aided 8-speed automatic transmission. BMW is closely guarding the details of the Dawn. The uber luxurious convertible’s name and production was announced at the 2015 Rolls-Royce World Dealer Conference in Los Angeles in May. However, its official pictures or specific details haven’t been released yet.
Nonetheless, some journalists were recently invited by the company for a sneak preview of the upcoming convertible in Beverley Hills, California, and Steven J. Ewing of Autoblog was one of those. He writes that the Dawn ditches the ‘flowing shape’ of the Wraith, although the front and the cabin look identical. However, the cloth roof and restyled rear and sides give the convertible its own distinct look.
Rolls-Royce has also shown this car to a few VIP clients, with some them having already placed an order for the same. The journalists who were invited for the special viewing were not permitted to take any pictures or draw a sketch there. Hence, the automotive world will have to wait till September to get a clear look at the vehicle. Although we did get a look at its camouflaged prototype in a spy video earlier this month.
[News Source: Autoblog]