The 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn is an ultra-luxury droptop. As the second convertible in Rolls-Royce’s lineup, the Dawn slots in below the Phantom Drophead and is based on a platform shared with the Wraith coupe and Ghost sedan.
Though the 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn is closely related to the Wraith, Rolls-Royce asserts that 80 percent of the exterior body panels are new. The sumptuous interior similarly shares a design with the Wraith and Ghost, with excessive amounts of wood and leather and plenty of classic Rolls-Royce touches like an analog clock and polished metal-look dials.
Rolls-Royce is aiming for the Dawn to be the quietest softtop convertible in the world, and thus worked hard to optimize the car’s aerodynamic profile with the roof up. The cloth top is also heavily insulated, and the mechanical raising and lowering is said to be graceful and quiet like a “silent ballet.” The rear seat is also said to provide plenty of space for two adults.
When the Rolls-Royce Dawn goes on sale later this year, it will likely command a price premium over the Wraith coupe, which already starts at a steep $288,600. Stay tuned for more photos and info on the 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn as it makes its official debut in Frankfurt next week.