Our spies have sent us a batch of images with the Rolls-Royce Dawn which will go on sale early next year.

Our spies have sent us a batch of images with the Rolls-Royce Dawn which will go on sale early next year.

Previously referred to as the Wraith Drophead Coupe, the Rolls-Royce Dawn is basically a soft top convertible version of the Wraith Coupe and has already been confirmed for an early 2016 market launch so it could be unveiled as early as September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. 

Dealer representatives have already seen the car last month at the 2015 Rolls-Royce World Dealer Conference in Los Angeles, California and now the model is undergoing final testing procedures.

Power will come from the same twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 engine sourced from the Wraith where it develops 624 bhp (465 kW) and 800 Nm (591 lb-ft) sent to the road through an 8-speed automatic transmission. The coupe needs 4.4 seconds to cover the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) journey which means the soft top convertible will do the sprint in around 4.6 seconds since it will be a bit heavier due to the added weight commanded by the roof.

The Rolls-Royce Dawn will be more expensive than the Wraith which in Europe begins at around €245,000.

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