Limited edition two-seater is inspired by 1920s roadsters
12 March 2020

Rolls-Royce has revealed sketches of a two-seat roadster variant of its Dawn convertible, of which just 50 examples will be made.

Called the Dawn Silver Bullet Collection, the variant is inspired by 1920s roadsters, said Rolls-Royce. The Silver Bullet replaces the standard Dawn’s two back seats with titanium, metallic silver buttresses.

The silver colour extends to the rest of the car’s body, harking back to previous Rolls-Royce special cars such as the Silver Dawn, Silver King, Silver Silence and Silver Spectre, while the headlights and bumper sport dark detailing.

Inside, there is a carbonfibre dashboard and quilted leather surrounding the central console which Rolls-Royce said is inspired by leather jackets as the “quintessentially rebellious fashion accessory”.

The Silver Bullet retains the 6.6-litre turbocharged V12 of the regular Dawn, which generates 563bhp and propels it from 0-62mph in 5.0sec. The car has a top speed of 155mph.

First deliveries of the model are due in the summer, while the two-seater's exclusivity means it will cost considerably more than the £275,295 standard Dawn.

The Goodwood-based maker said the model “melds the nostalgia of the past with the sophisticated innovation of the future,” adding that it “updates the classic roadster spirit and offers an exhilarating sense of uncompromised freedom”.

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289

12 March 2020

....more silver brick!

12 March 2020

 If it get made, it'll sell.....

289

12 March 2020

........ of course Peter. There is a constant surfeit of money over taste worldwide!

12 March 2020
289 wrote:

........ of course Peter. There is a constant surfeit of money over taste worldwide!

There's always been people around the World who never suffer what the rest go through day in day out, and why should they?, not their fault, they've known no other life,so, if they think this is great, then that's just fine by me.

289

12 March 2020

Here we disagree Peter.

I dont think 'old money' people who you refer to as 'never having suffer poverty' buy Rolls Royces any more....probably havent since the 60's.

No, buyers of these grotesque wealth statements are very much 'new money' and therefore very likely to have experienced first hand poverty when younger (Sir Alan Sugar an example). These are the buyers or RR today, and they buy them not as examples of reserve and quality, but as ostentatious statements of having 'made it'.

Each to his own of course, and for RR there are far more New Money individuals prepared to waste fortunes on trivial adornments like starry headlinings than there are old (inherited) money buyers, so you can understand that they are playing to their target market.

13 March 2020

I have unimpeachably good taste so, if I had the money, what on earth would I buy today?  It was so much easier when cars had a separate chassis and you bespoke coachwork to your taste. 

13 March 2020

The Docker Daimlers! Todays rich and powerful have no more or no less taste than previous generations, new money or old money.

13 March 2020

This is a cheap and uninventive way of turning a 4-seater into a 2-seater.

It should instead have a shorter wheelbase and new bodywork.

Very disappointing coming from RR

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