The Dawn Aero Cowling could be your answer. It’s a specially crafted cover that goes over the rear seats of the Dawn cabriolet to give it more of a roadster-like profile.
The unit is made of carbon fiber and aluminum to keep it nice and light, and is covered in the finest of leathers to match the interior. It even has storage compartments integrated into it to make it more versatile. And we gather that it’s removable to transform the Dawn back into a four-seater when needed.
The new option is being displayed at the Geneva Motor Show this week on a silver Dawn with a tan and silver interior and 21-inch partially polished alloys. The carbon-fiber “spine” is left exposed, and matches the book-matched trim on the dashboard.
The two-seat Dawn won’t be the only Rolls on display at the show, though. Alongside it, Rolls-Royce is showcasing the extent of the customization options available with three examples of the new Phantom.
“The Gentleman’s Tourer” draws its inspiration from the Phantom II Continental saloon from the 1930s, done up in a military aviation-inspired Iced Gunmetal paint with a satin silver hood. It features a three-tone leather interior and a dashboard “gallery” finished in Ruthenium – a Platinum-like metal a hundred times rarer than gold, typically used on timepieces.
“Whispered Muse” and “A Moment In Time” take the forms of extended-wheelbase models, and are the first with completely unique, artist-designed galleries – both representing modern interpretations of the Spirit of Ecstasy emblem. “Muse” is painted in a newly developed crystal effect in Selby Grey and Palais Nemaskar Dawn, with a first-of-its-kind rose-gold hood ornament. “Moment” is painted in Blue Crystal and Milori Sapphire with a navy and grey interior.
All four vehicles – the two-seat Dawn roadster, the “Gentleman’s” Phantom, and the extended-wheelbase models – will be on prominent display on Rolls-Royce’s stand at the Geneva Motor Show, which opens its doors to the press tomorrow.
Article updated with live images from Geneva