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A new Dawn for Rolls-Royce

With 80% new bodywork, the Rolls-Royce Dawn is (supposedly) more than just a drop-top Wraith…

Slated to arrive early next year, the Rolls-Royce Dawn will sit alongside the Wraith in the company’s model line-up. Despite the car’s lack of a roof, that ‘magic carpet’ ride allegedly remains intact, thanks to specially developed tyres and an all-new air suspension system. It’s also apparently the quietest convertible ever built, the fabric awning operating (in “complete silence”) up to speeds of 30mph. 

There is a certain something about it, or, as Rolls-Royce’s press release puts it, “In its tentative, inchoate, anticipatory state, dawn is the world coming to light from the ethereal dark of the night.” No, we’re not sure either. What we do know is that come next year, the Goodwood-based marque won’t be able to build them quick enough. 

Photos: Rolls-Royce