From today it can also be chosen to equip the Rolls Royce Cullinan, the first SUV of the luxury brand which, in this configuration, will annoy the "peppery" fellow Aston Martin DBX and Bentley Bentayga Speed.
Black is the master
To define the appearance of Cullinan Black Badge is the black color, which covers the entire exterior of the car without exception: from circles in alloy from 22 " to the Black Badge emblem, from the unmistakable Greek temple-shaped grille to the drains.
Unlike the other models, however, the base of the Spirit of Ecstasy is also black (the statuette on the radiator) and, for the first time on a Rolls Royce, the brake calipers are colored (in red). The English company took care of the setting with the attention that distinguishes it: just think that black paint is the result of well ten layers of color.
Three weeks for carbon fiber
The dashboard of the SUV is customized with upholstery in carbon fiber with a three-dimensional effect obtained at the end of a decidedly complex process: the composite material is in fact covered by six layers of lacquer before being left to rest for 72 hours and, finally, polished by hand. All work is completed in 21 days.
The Cullinan Black Badge is equipped with an evolution of the Starlight Headliner, the interior starry sky made up of 1,344 luminous points that recreate any constellation the lucky customer desires: this version has 8 additional luminous points above the front seats that light up randomly "eclipsing" the other stars. Each customer can choose which interior color to match with black, but for the Cullinan Black Badge it was created specific yellow Forge.
More powerful and responsive
However, the Black Badge set-up is not limited to style alone, with the technicians of the English company also having boosted the 6.75-liter V12 twin-turbo petrol engine up to 600 hp and 900 Nm of torque, ie 29 hp and 50 Nm more than the Cullinan already on sale. The 8-speed automatic gearbox has been calibrated for an answer more sporty, like the stiffened stance, the fuller brake pedal and the steering rear wheels.