Rolls-Royce Cullinan – It is not easy to enter for the first time in a whole new sector, not even if you call Rolls-Royce. The company of the Spirit of Ecstasy, however, for years has been working on its first SUV following the numerous requests of its wealthy clientele. Finally, we can admire live sports utility that tries to redefine the concept of luxury: the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
Rolls-Royce Cullinan Design, Platform & Dimensions
In the imagination of its creators, the Cullinan will be the most versatile Rolls ever, with which to go in the countryside and in the mountains without the slightest problem or uncertainty. The dimensions are at the height of the coat of arms: 5.34 meters long by 2.16 m wide and 1.83 meters high, the Cullinan has a wheelbase of 3.29 meters to ensure the occupant’s maximum comfort. The space for luggage is not lacking, with a compartment that starts from 526 liters in a four-seater configuration up to almost 2,000 with the back folded down. Who does not want to miss anything, then, can focus on the Cullinan View Suite: it is two seats in leather with a cocktail table.
The platform on which the Cullinan is built is the Architecture of Luxury totally in aluminum, it is shared with the eighth generation of Phantom and will be the basis of the future Rolls-Royce models. It must be said that no other brand of the BMW Group uses this platform made entirely of aluminum, a feature that helps to reduce the weight of the SUV in 2,660 kg. At the front, the Cullinan is equipped with a double quadrilateral suspension system, while the rear one adopts multilink. In addition to this, we have the four steering wheels to guarantee the occupants maximum comfort available.
A stereoscopic camera helps the suspension of the SUV Rolls to read the road ahead of her in advance, adjusting the car set-up accurately. After all, those who buy a Rolls-Royce do not want to feel the roughness of the underlying asphalt, even when traveling off-road.
Rolls-Royce Cullinan Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
The engine of the new Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the well-known 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12. Revised with appropriate modifications, the engine boasts a power of 571 hp at 5,000 rpm, with a maximum torque of 850 Nm of torque. The automatic transmission is signed ZF eight-speed with specific calibration. The Rolls-Royce technicians have not yet provided information on the shot from 0 to 100 km / h, but we know that the SUV touches a top speed limit of 250 km / h. Consumption? Miracles do not exist: in the mixed cycle, the Cullinan declares 15 l /100 km.
The Cullinan is not only the first Rolls-Royce SUV: it is also the first car of the Spirit of Ecstasy with all-wheel drive. A refined electronic system understands when a wheel is losing grip, sending the signal to the suspension and lowering the normal grip to the wheel, providing more weight and strength. The Cullinan, then, is able to wade deep water courses up to 54 cm. All without the slightest deburring, at least according to the technicians.
Cullinan marks the debut of the Rolls-Royce touchscreen system . Despite everything is at your fingertips, there is no lack of a controller in the central console, near the buttons to manage the Hill Descent Control, the Off-Road mode and the air suspension. Behind there are two additional screens and 5 usb sockets. Among the ADAS we include the Collision Warning, adaptive cruise, lane departure and lane change warning, while honorable mention belongs to the Night Vision , a system that records 24 hours a day the presence of animals, pedestrians and cyclists in the vicinity of the car.
In the end, we know: what Rolls-Royce can do better than anyone else is to communicate the idea of luxury and exclusivity of each car. And no, not every model, but every single car that leaves the factory. The Cullinan is no exception: fully customizable according to the customer’s taste, boasts doors that can be opened electrically by touching a sensor on the handle. The SUV is able to lower by 4 cm to help the occupants get on board before being welcomed by the car opulence. The central backrest can act as a table, while in the 4-seater configuration the Rolls-Royce Cullinan has a real centre console inside which there is a fridge for champagne, two compartments for as many flutes, a whiskey decanter. Obviously, for the most personal requests, the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective service is always available.