This is the most beautiful Rolls-Royce convertible ever

Luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce has a new car: the Dawn. While the Dawn may look like the Wraith, which was unveiled in 2013, it is almost entirely new. Over 80% of the body panels were made specifically for this car, only the fifth new model since 2003.

Designers at Rolls-Royce have worked to make the Dawn as differentiated as possible, changing the grille and the front bumper subtly to give the car a different profile, while keeping the signature look.

The Dawn goes on sale in 2016, with customers starting to receive orders in April, according to Rolls-Royce. The price is not yet confirmed, but the Wraith starts at £230,000 ($US350,000) and previous “drophead” Rolls models have traditionally cost more than their hardtop counterparts.

Here’s what it looks like.

The new Rolls-Royce 'Dawn' takes it name from the 1955 'Silver Dawn,' a coach-built luxury car that had a roof. However, the Dawn is most closely related to the 2013 'Wraith.'

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Every detail of the interior and exterior has been meticulously designed to justify both the price tag -- which will likely sit at over £250,000 -- and the Rolls-Royce 'Spirit of Ecstasy' mascot.

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In keeping with previous models, the Dawn has 'suicide doors' that open backwards enabling the occupants to alight easily. These kinds of doors also make it easier for a chauffeur or valet to open them.

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The Dawn seats four people with either the roof up or down. A heavier use of wood panelling has been made over previous models, which sets the Dawn apart and gives the interior a clean finish. Whether the orange was a good choice remains to be seen, however.

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The dashboard of the car is, again, made from wood while the instruments have been supplied by BMW, the parent company of Rolls-Royce. The centre console features iDrive technology, complete with finger-swipe technology that can interpret Arabic and Mandarin, a nod to the Dawn's major clientele.

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The roof mechanism is known as the 'Silent Ballet' and can stow or raise the soft-top in 22 seconds, while the car is driving at speeds of up to 32 mph. When raised, the interior is as quiet as the hard-top Wraith.

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The Dawn can hit speeds of 62 mph in just 4.9 seconds.

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Eric Shepard, the company's North America president, told Business Insider reporter Benjamin Zhang that the Dawn is the most beautiful Rolls Royce he's ever seen.

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The car is comprised of over 80% new body panels, showing the car is not just the Wraith with the top shaved off.

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Every Rolls-Royce is still hand-made in England. Of course, when customers are paying over £250,000 for a car, attention to detail matters.

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Just as with every Rolls before it, the Dawn comes with its own hand-made clock, a feature that marks out the car as exceptional.

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While a Rolls is never about speed, a giant V12 engine produces over 560 horsepower which propels the car to a (limited) top speed of 155 mph. With the roof down this could ruin your hairdo, however.

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According to Rolls-Royce, the average age of an owner has dropped to 40 years old, mainly due to the new models -- such as the Wraith -- appealing to those who drive themselves. No longer is Rolls-Royce the brand of cigar smoking tycoons.

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For many owners, the Dawn won't be their first Rolls-Royce and the company is marketing the car as one for trips to hotter climates.

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Lucky owners who managed to pre-order a model will start to see their cars arrive in April of 2016.

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