While everyone was eagerly waiting for Rolls-Royce to unveil the Cullinan luxury SUV at the Geneva Motor Show, the British carmaker arrived at the automobile expo with new special models based on its existing product line-up; the most notable out of them is the Rolls-Royce Dawn Aero Cowling. It’s not a new model but a fresh take on the luxury automaker’s two-door drop-top coupe. Rolls-Royce realized the need of a two-seater in its product range, but instead of building a new model the brand has created a new feature that turns the Dawn into a car for just two people. According to Rolls-Royce, the Aero Cowling was born from “the recognition by Rolls-Royce’s designers that some clients may wish for enhanced flexibility in terms of style and practicality.”
The Rolls-Royce Dawn Aero Cowling features a leather-lined tonneau cover made of carbon fiber and aluminum that hides the Dawn’s rear seats, effectively giving it the appearance of a two-seat roadster. The lids of the cowls are swathed in Rolls-Royce leather which matches the interior of the car and the whole assembly is carefully sculpted to funnel the air gracefully, adding comfort for the driver and the passenger. The cowl also has lockable leather-lined storage compartments for added functionality. There is no word on the pricing yet, but it’s expected to cost at least ten grand more than the Dawn’s $350,000 sticker price.