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Rolls-Royce teases Dawn convertible

Snapshot: The Wraith coupe is about to lose its roof.

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It’s been a long time in the making but the Rolls-Royce Dawn is just about ready to make its official debut. Until then, we can feast our eyes on these teaser images released by the prestige British automaker ahead of the model’s introduction at the Frankfurt Motor Show programmed for the middle of the month. This is basically a convertible version of the Wraith Coupe, so the end result should be very familiar to fans of RR, albeit there is going to be a slightly modified rear end which will be able to host the electrically retractable fabric roof when folded.

The Dawn is scheduled to go on sale at the beginning of next year and unsurprisingly will carry over the coupe’s large 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 engine producing no less than 632 bhp and a maximum torque of 800 Nm. While the Wraith needs 4.6 seconds to complete the 0-100 kmph sprint, the convertible will be a tad slower due to a slightly higher weight commanded by the added complexity of the roof, but the differences between the two will be minor.

Little else is known about the high-end model right now, but we expect the fabric roof to be offered in several colors - including light grey and black - to suit various preferences while the interior cabin will be largely carried over from its fixed roof sibling, but obviously with additional buttons to control the soft top. By chopping off the roof, Rolls-Royce will surely jack up the price of the model compared to the coupe, but that won’t be a problem for those who are in the market for such a lavish convertible.

A more affordable luxurious four-seater convertible is the recently introduced Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible, but those who are on the market for the epitome of luxury in this segment will likely go for the RR badge if the necessary funds are available.

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