Today Rolls-Royce introduces the Black Badge Cullinan, a vehicle the automaker is referring to as the “darkest and most urban statement of Black Badge yet.”
Rolls-Royce debuted its Black Badge bespoke family of cars at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 2016. Each vehicle that bears the Black Badge designation features the mathematical symbol that represents a potential infinity, the lemniscate, in the interior. The first Black Badge was awarded to the Wraith and Ghost in 2016, followed by the Dawn in 2017.
The Cullinan is geared towards younger, more adventurous customers, as it combines Rolls-Royce luxury with the practicality of an off-road SUV. The Black Badge Cullinan boasts an exterior with multiple layers of paint and lacquer, applied and hand-polished 10 times at Rolls-Royce’s home in Goodwood, West Sussex. The automaker’s Spirit of Ecstasy mascot then brands the ride in high gloss black chrome, serving as the darkest Black Badge yet. Furthermore, the double R badge on the front, flanks, and aft invert to become silver-on-black, as the chrome featured on the front grille surround, side frame finishers, boot handle, boot trim, lower air inlet finisher, and exhaust pipes are darkened. Additional exterior design elements include the marque’s first-ever colored brake caliper in high gloss red and all-new 22-inch forged alloy wheels.
The interior of the Black Badge Cullinan is highlighted by Technical Carbon veneer, with a naked-weave carbon-fiber finish that showcases repeating geometrical shapes and a three-dimensional effect. The cabin also incorporates fine black leather handwoven with 1,344 fiber optic lights to mimic the sky at night. And as the seating serves to display a bold new leather color in Forge Yellow, we see the Infinity lemniscate motif embroidered into the fold-down rear arm-rest.
Last but certainly not least, the Black Badge Cullinan is powered by a 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine, as the one-of-a-kind luxury vehicle is now available to commission.