The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is arguably the best when it comes to luxury and rigidity. The SUV was released earlier today, Thursday 10th of May. You know in my previous article about ‘luxurious cars that cannot be found in Nigeria’, I said there are vehicles and there are cars, the Cullinan is that car, spoilt with so much beauty and “brain”, and it pleases me to say it can be ridden anywhere in Nigeria without fear of bad roads, as the Cullinan is engineered in such a way to move and survive in the desert or storm. The engineering project leader for this masterpiece is Caroline Krismer. The starting price of the Cullinan is put at $325,000, Rolls-Royce CEO, Torsten Müller Ötvös, stated(this is the most expensive SUV I can find).
The Cullinan which was designed by Giles Taylor and his team can be said to be the better version of the Roll’s Phantom. It is 5.3m long, 2.1m wide, and 1.8m tall, and weighs around 2,660kg unladen. The Cullinan’s wading depth is 540mm, the deepest, claims Rolls, of any super-luxury SUV (40mm more than a Bentley Bentayga).
According to the Top Gear’s review on the Cullinan, we understand this particular SUV comes with a unique feature. Top Gear put it has thus;
“There’s a new double wishbone set-up up front and a five-link rear axle, with a next-generation self-leveling air suspension whose quick-thinking electronically controlled dampers take their cue from the body and wheel acceleration, as well as the ‘Flagbearer’ stereo camera system that scans the road ahead. It also benefits from 4WS, there’s a 48V anti-roll system, and power goes to both axles in a 50/50 split (it’s the first Rolls in the company’s history to receive drive to the front). The engine itself is a reworked version of the Phantom’s twin-turbo, 6.75-litre V12, good for 563bhp but more significantly 627lb ft of torque from a practically subterranean 1,600rpm. A combined 18.8mpg and 341g/km CO2 are incidentals, and only a governed 155mph top speed is quoted (Rolls owners don’t accelerate – they gather momentum.)”
Check out the Cullinan in pictures below:
Picture credit to Top Gear and Rolls Royce’s Instagram account