Rolls-Royce Dawn teased ahead of next week's debut

Rolls-Royce has released these teaser images of its new model ahead of an online debut on 8 September – a week before its unveiling in the metal at the Frankfurt motor show.

The Rolls-Royce Dawn will be a drop-top version of the Rolls-Royce Wraith.

Its name is a blast from the past for Rolls-Royce – having previously been used on models such as the Silver Dawn.

Sharing its underpinnings with the Rolls-Royce Wraith, the Dawn is expected to feature the same backwards-opening doors.

It will also share the same 6.6-litre V12 engine producing 632hp, but the Dawn is likely to be more of a boulevard cruiser than the driver-focussed Wraith.

Set to go on sale early in 2016, the Rolls-Royce Dawn will start at around £250,000.

Rolls-Royce Dawn teased ahead of next week's debut