There’s a certain prestige that Rolls-Royce has garnered over the years, and as one of the world’s foremost luxury vehicle manufacturers, it’s not often that they delve into the realm of blacked-out offshoots. Well, throw your premonitions out the window — the UK-based brand has announced a shadowy update to its lauded Cullinan SUV, and it looks glorious.
The Rolls-Royce Black Badge Cullinan is the newest addition to the company’s similarly-named series, which was established in 2016 as a way to appeal to the market’s more tactical buyers. It’s still powered by the same 6.75-liter V12 as its predecessor but boasts a higher horsepower rating thanks to the company’s enhanced tuning parameters. At 600 horses and 664 ft-lb of torque, the Cullinan has more than enough power for a luxury SUV, causing the company to introduce a more robust drivetrain and various chassis-based improvements to keep things operating smoothly. The vehicle’s characteristically-chrome-covered trim and Pantheon grille have been replaced by a stealthy monochrome, fading its exterior to black. It might not come as a surprise that the interior of the Cullinan is equally as enticing, bringing a customizable, 44,000-pigment color palette to interested buyers for the ultimate in expressive choice. If you’re interested in acquiring a variant of your own, head to Rolls-Royce’s website, where you’ll be able to inquire about the adversarial SUV.