Rolls-Royce is displaying in Frankfurt their brand new Dawn four-seater convertible based on the Wraith coupe.


With 80% bespoke body panels, the Dawn is more than just a roofless Wraith and according to RR this is the "world's only true modern four-seater super-luxury drophead" with an electrically-operated roof that will open or close in 20 seconds in "almost complete silence" at speeds that can't exceed 31 mph (50 km/h).


Rolls-Royce doesn't like to call this a 2+2 as in most cases such a configuration implies two smaller seats, but the Dawn is a true four-seater with plenty of room for those sitting in the back.


At its heart is the same 6.6-liter V12 bi-turbo engine developing 563 bhp (420 kW) and 780 Nm (575 lb-ft) sent the road through a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox. Very few people will actually push the Dawn to its limits, but nevertheless it should be mentioned the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) task is completed in just 4.9 seconds and top speed is electronically-governed to 155 mph (250 km/h).


Tipping the scales at 2,560 kg (5,644 lbs), the Dawn is approximately 200 kg (441 lbs) heavier than the Wraith due to the more complex roof and the necessary reinforcements. On the inside it has numerous high-end goodies like a four-zone climate control system, 16-speaker Bespoke premium sound system, a new clock design, matte chrome accents, wood trim and many other posh amenities.

Pricing kicks off at about £250,000 ($384,700 / €344,000) and deliveries are set to begin in the second quarter of next year.


Gallery: Rolls-Royce Dawn brings some style to Frankfurt Motor Show

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