There have been SUVs, then comfy SUVs, then luxury SUVs, and finally super-luxury SUVs. The last lot, for the longest time, comprised only the Bentley Bentayga. Until today, that is….
Rolls-Royce, that venerable marque of ultimate luxury motoring, has thrown its top hat into the fray, officially unveiling its first SUV – the Cullinan.
Why Cullinan for a name, you ask? Well, when it comes from the marque whose every vehicle bears the Spirit of Ecstasy on its hood, it is as precious as the most valuable diamond . . . and in this case, the Cullinan name was indeed taken from the Cullinan diamond, the largest flawless diamond ever found (weighing in at nearly 1.5 pounds or 3,106 carats), extracted from a South African mine in 1905, and currently owned by Queen Elizabeth.
The first all-wheel-drive vehicle from Rolls-Royce, the Cullinan is powered by a completely reworked iteration of the 6.75-litre, twin-turbocharged V12 petrol engine that now makes 571 hp peak power and 850 Nm of torque, all of which is produced from as low as 1,600rpm. Top speed is electronically limited to 250kph.
Does it have the go to match the show? Watch the videos below!
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