Rolls-Royce sells the Phantom in both coupe and convertible form, with the latter unusually dubbed as the Drophead Coupe. It’s natural, then, for the British automaker to introduce two-door versions of its smaller Ghost sedan. The new Rolls-Royce Dawn will make its public debut at next week’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
While we already have the coupe version of the Ghost in the form of the Wraith, Rolls-Royce has now taken covers off the new Dawn - the convertible version.
On the outside, the Dawn maintains timeless Rolls-Royce design principles – a long bonnet, short front overhang, a long rear overhang and a high shoulder line.
Compared to the Wraith, the front grille is recessed by approximately 45mm while the lower front bumper has been extended by 53mm.
When viewed in profile, the highlighting bits come in the form of the elegant soft top and the new 21-inch polished wheels.
Most of the interior bits are shared with the Wraith and in here, the ultimate attention to detail and exquisite design cues are evident everywhere.
Under the long hood rests Rolls-Royce’s familiar twin-turbo 6.6-litre V12 powertrain. It has a power output of 563bhp at 5,250rpm and a torque rating of 780Nm at 1,500rpm.