This is the Rolls-Royce Dawn Silver Bullet, an “ode to decadence” and “frivolity.” Not, as you might surmise, a two-and-a-half-ton method of dispatching a moody, centuries-old vampire.
It’s your first look at Rolls-Royce’s idea of a glamorous, decadent roadster, here pictured on the shore’s of Italy’s magnificent Lake Garda. The fitment of what the luxury car brand calls an ‘Aero Cowling’ transforms the four-seat Dawn into a really very large motor car with space for two lucky individuals.
The rear-seat cowls that raise the shoulder height of the Dawn are separated by a central ‘spine’ that runs into the cabin, itself treated to a “vapor-blasted titanium finish” with the Silver Bullet name and the silhouette of the car etched onto it.
Rolls-Royce has a history with ‘Silver,’ and thus the Dawn Silver Bullet gets a metallic Brewster Silver paint job, along with darker headlights, part polished wheels, and of course, a magnificently appointed interior with things like an open-pore, carbon-fiber fascia and a quilted transmission tunnel.
The British carmaker makes no mention of the motive force powering the Silver Bullet, so let’s assume that the 563hp 6.6-liter V12 remains. This powerplant should be enough to propel it from 0-100kph in under 5sec and on to a limited top speed of 250kph. Speed and performance are not the central theme here, of course, but 563hp is really quite nice to have on tap.
Just 50 units will be built, and it will most likely set you back a bit more than the ‘regular’ Dawn’s £282,000 (P18 million) starting price.
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.