At Cars for Stars we were overjoyed at the news of Rolls Royce’ latest creation, the Dawn. With the name being a huge contrast against models such as the Phantom an the Ghost the unveiling has caused many whispers in the industry.
Said to be an open-top version of the Rolls-Royce Wraith coupé, the car will go on sale in the first quarter of 2016, leaving car enthusiasts eager to place their orders next summer.
Although the name has come as a great surprise it is not the first time the British carmakers have used the name, used back in 1949 before appearing on 28 drop-top models up to 1954 including the Silver Dawn, the first factory-built Rolls-Royce.
On the new name, Rolls-Royce boss Torsten Müller-Ötvös said: “Dawn is 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.”
Mirroring many qualities of the Wraith the Dawn shares the same wheelbase, inspired by the same two-door design. With the beauty of the Wraith globally celebrated it makes sense for the designers to not change too much with this creation, just creating the car with a slightly gently sloping rear deck.
Under the Bonnet
The mechanical make-up is almost identical to the Wraith, showcasing 624bhp and a twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V12 engine. With so many mirrored qualities we expect the car to drive pretty much the same as the Wraith, being a very popular chauffeur car for weddings, business trips and other important occasions.
Prices are set to start at around £250,000 for the Dawn. What do you think, is this a bargain or a sign of greed? Leave your comments below.