More spyshots of the Rolls-Royce Dawn have emerged, this time with an undisguised grey soft top and with centre caps on those huge alloys. The R-R logos are taped up on the latter, and there are no visible badges elsewhere, but this has to be one of the easiest cars to recognise, with or without camouflage.

The name Dawn was confirmed in May this year. The car that will carry the name is a convertible sister of the Rolls-Royce Ghost and the Wraith coupe. With the addition of the drop top, the junior, more dynamic Rolls-Royce range will have three models – matching the Phantom, Phantom Coupe and Drophead Coupe.

“Our new Rolls-Royce Dawn promises a striking, seductive encounter like no other Rolls-Royce to date. 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,” Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes said during the name reveal.

The Dawn should use the same powertrain as the Wraith, which is moved by a 6.6 litre twin-turbo V12 that makes 624 hp and 800 Nm of torque. The fixed-top car goes from zero to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, and its top speed is limited to 250 km/h. It was launched in Malaysia in June 2013, priced at RM1.3 million before duties and options.

Rolls-Royce Wraith in Malaysia