Rolls Royce reveals Black Badge model of latest Cullinan SUV
Like different Black Badge Rolls-Royces It incorporates a redesigned, blacked-out exterior styling package deal, a retrimmed inside (completed nearly solely in black leather-based) but in addition some mechanical revisions, most notably extra energy. It’s accessible to order now by fee solely.
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Styling adjustments embrace a contemporary set of black 22-inch cast alloy wheels, a blacked-out radiator grille and a brand new Spirit of Ecstasy mascot, completed in black chrome. The Cullinan Black Badge additionally comes with new purple brake calipers, marking the primary time painted brakes have appeared on any factory-delivered Rolls Royce.
Whereas consumers can have their selection of 44,000 off-the-shelf paint finishes, Rolls Royce anticipates that the majority Cullinan Black Badge house owners will spec their automobiles in its newly developed signature Black paint, which the agency claims is utilized, cured after which polished ten instances by hand to attain the specified end.
Inside, consumers have the same breadth of customisation choices. As normal, all Black Badge fashions get new naked-weave carbon-fibre inside trim, an embroidered rear centre armrest and red-tipped dials. The pictured instance additionally options Rolls Royce’s newly developed Forge Yellow upholstery tone because the spotlight for its door playing cards, seats and dashboard.
It’s powered by a tuned model of the usual Cullinan’s twin-turbocharged 6.75-litre V12 engine which, because of a gentle ECU reflash and a contemporary exhaust system, produces an additional 28bhp and 50Nm of torque – taking the entire figures to 592bhp and 900Nm of torque. Like the usual SUV, energy is distributed to all 4 wheels through an eight-speed computerized gearbox.
Rolls Royce has additionally reworked the Cullinan’s chassis setup by becoming a set of redesigned vented brake discs and implementing a handful of adjustments to the SUV’s suspension parts, drivetrain and four-wheel-steering system. The Cullinan’s throttle response has additionally been sharpened and its brake pedal journey decreased.
Like all special-order Rolls-Royces, the agency has not publicly issued a worth, however the Black Badge Cullinan will price comfortably north of the £250,000 asking worth for the preliminary launch model of the SUV.
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