This year’s Geneva Motor Show will have the Rolls-Royce brand showcasing its latest models in front of a live audience. And while the Phantom is bound to get a lot of people’s attention, the main focus will most likely be the Rolls-Royce Dawn Aero Cowling which is making its world debut in Switzerland. The car was announced today and it is an enhancement of what Rolls-Royce calls ‘the world’s sexiest drophead coupe.’
This new take on the Dawn results from the recognition by Rolls-Royce’s designers that some clients may wish for enhanced flexibility in terms of style and practicality from the world’s most luxurious drophead coupé. Thus the Dawn Aero Cowling was born. The Aero Cowling transforms one’s Dawn into a two-seater roadster-style motor-car by creating an extended cover over the rear seat area.
The Aero Cowling encloses the rear seat area of Dawn in a beautifully hand-made unit that features two cowls that rise from the leading edge of the tonneau area, which conceals the Dawn hood, to behind each front seat. The form of the cowls was precisely sculpted to funnel the air gracefully, so to enhance driver comfort. Each cowl offers enhanced lockable leather-lined storage compartments for personal effects. The cover itself is made of carbon-fiber and aluminum and so is incredibly light and strong. The lids of the cowls are swathed in Rolls-Royce leather which matches the interior of the car. The Dawn Aero Cowling present on the Rolls-Royce stand at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show is a beautifully-specified motor car clad in a silver and tan color scheme.
The exterior is painted in Cassiopeia Silver and features beautiful 21-inch part-polished alloy wheels, whilst the interior is swathed in Casden Tan leather, highlighted by Selby Grey piping and stitching and Black contrast elements. The carbon-fiber on the central spine of the Aero Cowling is exposed to showcase its lightweight structure and its weave is book-matched to a contemporary chevron graphic. Dashboard and center consoles featuring an intricate dark technical fiber veneer continue this ‘spine’ running down the center of the car, which when paired with the woven leather floor mats echo the technical nature of the carbon-fiber on the Aero Cowling.