Rolls-Royce has finally unveiled the much-anticipated Cullinan – the brand’s first-ever SUV.
With fundamental qualities described as ‘Effortless, Everywhere’ the Cullinan is said to feature Rolls’ famous ‘magic carpet ride’ on any surface, including in an off-road environment.
The Cullinan features light construction architecture, the latest generation of self-levelling air suspension, strengthened drive and prop shafts, a new double wishbone front axle and five-link rear axle, a four-wheel drive system and a new rendition of the brand’s 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 engine that delivers 420kW. More importantly, that V12 also has 850Nm of torque on tap, peaking at just 1 600r/min.
Also part of the package is also four-wheel steering that helps ensure that this 2,6-ton machine can also go through corners. The big Roller tops out at a limited 250km/h.
The spacious cabin, as you’d expect, is a place of absolute luxury, as befits a Rolls-Royce.
Says Rolls-Royce boss Peter Schwarsenbauer: The launch of a new Rolls-Royce model is always a seminal moment in the luxury industry. Today we are setting a new standard by creating a new class of motoring and motorcar for customers who are well-connected, highly mobile and have a global perspective. They want a new type of car that gives them unbounded access in ultimate luxury. Their sense of adventure and daring demands a “go anywhere in ultimate luxury” car that will both take them to and meet them at the pinnacle of life. Cullinan is that car.”
Or, in plain English, the Cullinan is going as much as the GDP of a small African country, and it will be the reserve of only the most well heeled customers.
As a proper Rolls-Royce should, we suppose.