Rolls-Royce introduces Cullinan Black Badge

Rolls-Royce introduces Cullinan Black Badge

Rolls-Royce has revealed the blackest car they have ever produced, it’s the Cullinan Black Badge. It looks mean, bold and aggressive - thanks to its every single blacked-out element. The company says that the signature black colour is multilayered paintwork that has been hand-polished for 10 times (approx) and applied meticulously to get the look it adorns. Also, this is the most comprehensive process followed to get the desired surface finish. Moreover, there are 44,000 paint options to choose from.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge

By looking at the images, it seems that the shiny chrome highlights have been ditched for a glossy black chrome garnish. It can be seen on The Spirit of Ecstasy mascot, radiator grille surrounds, exhaust pipes, window surrounds and tailgate trim. Further, you’d find the black chrome highlighting on the mounting plate.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge gets exclusive 22-inch forged alloys that have been made especially for this SUV. The wheels feature red-coloured brake calipers and gear-like graphic indicating power. 

The cabin is as special and exclusive as its exterior. The company has used new luxury material called Technical Carbon, which is a 3D naked-weave carbon-fibre ‘leaf’. With a total of 23 pieces placed inside the cabin, each leaf gets six coats of lacquer which after 72 hours has been hand-polished for a mirror-like finish. This is a 21-day long process and only deemed complete once each leaf gets inspected and approved by the master craftsperson. 

Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge

Additionally, the cabin is blessed with a handwoven Starlight Headliner, which gets 1,344 fibre optic lights. The headliner also comes with eight white shooting stars that dart over the front occupants in a completely random fashion. The cabin is, further, accentuated with Forge Yellow leather that can be seen on the dash, doors and seats. Additionally, you’d find infinity motif embroidery on the steel clock case, illuminated tread plates and rear armrest. 

Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge

Under the hood, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge is powered by twin-turbo V12 6.75-litre engine that churns out 600 PS of power and 900 Nm of torque, mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox. The transmission system has, however, been tweaked for more urgent throttle. There is a new exhaust system in place. The brakes come with a new design, now beefier than before for handling the extra grunt. Various suspension components have also been upgraded for better vehicle dynamics. 

Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge

The SUV’s AWD and four-wheel steering have been re-tuned and recalibrated for better agility while retaining RR’s brilliant ride quality. The gear selection stalk features a ‘Low’ button that’s responsible for unleashing the Cullinan Black Badge’s full suite of technological potential. 

Rolls-Royce calls the Cullinan Black Badge “an extremely well-mannered SUV” when strolled down the road at low speeds and “a vivid driver’s device” when pressed hard.

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