The sun rises on Rolls-Royce’s new drophead convertible, dubbed ‘Dawn’

the sun rises on rolls royces new drophead convertible dubbed dawn royce silver 3665 2 1024
Hold onto your monocle, they’ve just named a new Rolls-Royce.

With a puff of white smoke from the chimney (I assume), Rolls-Royce announced today to a group of its dealers that it will call its next drophead model ‘Dawn.’ Oh, and, drophead, if you’re not up to snuff on Briticisms, is Rolls for convertible.

Aside from being the tingliest time of the day, if Rolls’ press release is to be believed, the name means much more than morning time. The moniker was first applied to a very select few Rollers starting in 1949.


In fact, Rolls-Royce christened only 28 drophead bodies ‘Dawn’ in total between 1950 and 1954 (pictured above). Adding further significance to the name, the original Silver Dawn was the first Roller to receive a factory-built body.

Related: Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II First Drive

Even if you’re not the Sultan of Brunei, the CEO of Go-Pro, or a Kardashian, this should still be very exciting news. Even if you never get to drive the Dawn, you should be quite jazzed, for no other automaker can quite do a ‘vert like Rolls. After all, the current Phantom Drophead features a yacht-like teak rear decking, which can bring grown men to tears.

If you’re wanting more info on the Dawn, you’ll have to wait with bated breath with the rest of us, because Rolls isn’t giving up the beans … yet. All it has revealed is that the model will launch during the first quarter of next year.


Until then, we’re left with speculation. Luckily for you, I am a speculation mastermind, which might explain my being woefully single. But I digress.

The 2017 Rolls-Royce dawn will likely be underpinned by the Wraith platform, essentially making it a Wraith Drophead … why Rolls didn’t go with that, I don’t know. And, like the Wraith, the Dawn will likely be powered by a V12 and have more cushiony cowhide than Texas.

We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled on the horizon. As soon as we see even the slightest hint of the Dawn, we’ll be sure to bring it to you. So check back often.

Food & Drink

Nanopresso is the Go-Anywhere Personal Espresso Machine You Need Now

If you've got hot water, coffee, and a Nanopresso, you can make espresso anywhere.

Harley-Davidson Wants to Harness Lightning with the Production LiveWire

If Harley-Davidson wants LiveWire to be a success, not only does it need to drive well, but it needs to be priced so the next generation of riders can afford it.

Aston Martin Wants Its Flying Car Concept to Be Your New Commuter

"Air travel will be a crucial part in the future of transportation ... We need to look at alternative solutions to reduce congestion, cut pollution, and improve mobility.”

Porsche GT2 RS MR Destroys Lamborghini’s Record on the ‘Ring

Porsche's ballsiest 911 ever shaved another four seconds off its lap time to re-take the title of "King of the 'Ring."
Fashion & Style

Say Goodbye to Down with the United By Blue Bison Puffer Jacket

Bison fiber is also remarkable for its laundry list of benefits — it regulates temperature, it’s hypoallergenic, and it’s actually warm when wet. 

Write This Down: These Are the Best Notebooks for Putting Pen to Paper

For those of us who still prefer to write, having the perfect pen and paper is tantamount to having a calibrated race car or a finely tuned guitar.

Goto House Is the Hexagonal Home of Your Dreams

When your client is a skilled engineer, you know you have to come up with an architectural jewel of a home.

Find Perfect Harmony Between Architecture and Nature at Amangiri Resort

This secluded desert getaway is helping to reshape the idea of what Southwestern style can be.

How to Clean Your House or Apartment in 30 Minutes or Less

This isn’t a deep clean. It’s an, “Oh shit, I really should have done something earlier and now it’s gonna take a miracle to do this” clean.

Baby on the Way? Here’s How to Support Your Pregnant Wife

Pregnancy requires you to get proactive, pal. She’s driving the car, but you are the entire pit crew.

Dive In (Literally) to This Minimalist Lakeside Retreat in the Netherlands

Once the walls open up, you can dive right into the water from the living room.

An Old Garage Is Transformed Into an Artist’s Home and Studio in San Francisco

Yes, that's a red Fiat hanging from the ceiling.

From Milan to Mars, Architect Stefano Boeri is Creating Vertical Forests

A combination of housing shortages and climate change led to the creation of Vertical Forests which blend housing and landscaping into one amazing building.

What’s a Salt Cave and Why Are They So Damned Relaxing?

Experiencing Halotherapy in a salt cave can be pure relaxation or relaxing purification depending on how you look at it.