Rolls-Royce Cullinan; The Most Luxury on Earth
Here is The New Rolls-Royce Cullinan, No brand escapes the surf SUV, not even the prestigious British firm Rolls-Royce which gives it a most aristocratic interpretation.
Who could have imagined, some ten years ago, that luxury brands like Bentley, Gonda or Rolls-Royce and established sports references such as Ferrari, Maserati or Lamborghini would one day yield to the sirens of the SUV.
The evolution of the traffic conditions is certainly not foreign, as well as the irresistible rise in power of the gigantic Chinese market. Still, the SUV is now available in all forms, including the most luxurious.
Witness, the Cullinan that Rolls-Royce presents to us today, the name largest gross diamond discovered in 1905 in South Africa by Sir Thomas Cullinan. Thomas Edward Lawrence, said Lawrence of Arabia, had he not declared: “A rolls in the desert is above the rubies”.
When it describes the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Rolls-Royce, owned by BMW, gladly uses the term high car. Built on the aluminium platform “Architecture of luxury”, inaugurated last year by the Phantom VIII, this Cullinan, perched on 22-inch wheels, culminates in fact at 1.84 meters in height. The Queen of England Elizabeth II could take her place without having to remove her crown.
Presented as a “force of nature”, this monumental SUV measures 5.34 meters long and 2.16 meters wide. It displays the respectable form weight of 2.66 tons, but its V12 of 6.75 litres is equally as it receives, as in the Phantom VIII, a pair of turbo with its power at 571 HP and its torque at 850 Nm from 1,600 rpm.
The first full-transmission Rolls-Royce would be able to traverse Fords with a height of 54 centimetres. Few customers will dare to smudge the feet of the “Flying Lady”. However, the Cullinan can do so and has an OFF-Road program dedicated to the track, gravel, wet grass, mud, snow and, “of course”, to the sand.
Whatever the use, Rolls-Royce guarantees the legendary “flying Carpet” effect generated by a hydropneumatic suspension, drawing its information here from two cameras constantly examining the nature of the terrain being approached. This anticipation is further enhanced by an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox connected to the GPS.
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan also benefited from four guiding wheels, its manoeuvrability would be largely ensured. Reassuring but probably not enough for a Rolls-Royce client accustomed in all respects. It goes without saying that the passengers of the SUV will enjoy the same luxury and refinement as in the limousines of the brand.
In the case of a hatchback, the firm of Goodwood was however allowed to go to some eccentricities. Customers anxious to find the same tranquillity in the rear seats as in a Phantom VIII will access them via the traditional doors opening in opposition and they will be able to opt for a partition glass insulating them from the baggage compartment.
The volume of the latter varies from 555 litres in five-seater “Lounge seat”, to 526 litres in four-seater “Individual Seat” configuration equipped with a fixed rear central console incorporating a refrigerated bar with whisky glasses and flutes to Champagne.
For the gentlemen in search of adventure, Rolls-Royce goes further by proposing a “recreation module” option to fit the compartment back so that it can adapt to the owner’s favourite hobby: drone, fly fishing, photography, Climbing, paragliding, kitesurfing, etc.
The pinnacle is reached by the “viewing Suite” module. A simple push of a button and two leather seats and a cocktail table come out of the floor of the trunk. Oriented towards the landscape, they will allow to attend a horse event or to supervise the children engaging in a sports activity (SIC). Rolls-Royce ensures that these are the best places in the house.
Rolls-Royce Cullinan Release Date and Price
As to when and at what price, the 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan will be marketed to the most fortunate “adventurers” on the planet, Rolls-Royce has not announced it yet, but the first deliveries should intervene before the end of the year at a price that one imagines close to The Phantom VIII displayed at €447,424.