A first for the model

Rolls-Royce has released these images of a one-off Dawn convertible to show just how far its Bespoke department can go in creating exactly what an owner wants.

And what the owner wanted in this case was a Dawn finished in baby blue. Rolls didn’t have the right shade on its colour charts, but Bespoke can mix up whatever hue you want. Surprisingly, no other owner had yet requested a one-off colour on a Dawn, which makes this one doubly unique.

The body colour is carried onto the wheel centres, while the brake calipers are painted black, and the Spirit of Ecstasy mascot is gold-plated and lit from below.

Inside, there’s a two-tone mandarin-and-black theme to the leather upholstery and lambs wool rugs. And Bespoke, book matched, open pore Rosewood veneer is used on the fascia and rear deck.

Though it bears a strong familial resemblance to the Ghost sedan and Wraith coupe, Rolls-Royce says 80 percent of the Dawn’s body panels are specific to the model. Power comes from a 6.6-litre, twin-turbo V12 motor making 571 horsepower.

Rolls hasn’t revealed a name for this Dawn’s particular shade of blue. One-off colours like this usually stay unique to the owner that commissioned it.

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