Spy-Shots of Cars

Looks like development is progressing as planned for the 2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn, a notion further reinforced with a new batch of spyshots of the upcoming convertible baby Roller. Though it was first spotted back in March 2015, the topless version of the most driver-oriented Rolls-Royce has now been captured with its expected soft-top assembly in full view.

Amusingly enough, it is the only physical aspect of the prototype that has been left exposed – almost as if to announce to the carparazzi lurking nearby that this is indeed the Rolls-Royce Dawn undergoing testing. On the whole though, any car enthusiast worth his/her salt would be able to distinguish that bold, Wraith-inspired front grille and chunky rear lamps. There is absolutely no mistaking this prototype for anything else, really.

Spy-Shots of Cars

Mechanicals are expected to be carried over from its hardtop sibling, as well. Should that be the case, the bonnet will house a twin-turbocharged 6.6 litre V12 engine producing 624 hp and 800 Nm of torque. A sole transmission choice is to be offered, represented in the guise of ZF’s eight-speed automatic.

Performance figures should more or less match up with the Wraith – the latter sprints from nought to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and tops out at 250 km/h. Much like the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Wraith, the Dawn is expected to lure in new customers to the brand when it debuts in late 2015 – expect a slightly higher price tag than the Wraith. Sales should commence soon after, with the first customer cars to be delivered in 2016.

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