The Rolls Royce Cullinan's evil twin gets the Black Badge mark

By CARSIFU | 8 November 2019

LONDON: With Rolls Royce's Cullinan already packed with power, this British ultra-luxury sports utility vehicle (SUV) now joins the Black Badge brethren with more charisma and a boost in power.

Currently available to commission, the Cullinan Black Badge now sports a high-gloss black chrome finish for the Spirit of Ecstasy figurine, grille surround and exhaust tips among others.

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The output of the 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 engine gets up-rated to 600PS (+29PS) and 900Nm (+50Nm) of torque and now there's also a "Low" button on the gear knob for a more "boomy" exhaust note.

To cope with the added performance, the suspension naturally got tweaked before providing the eight-speed gearbox and throttle map (now with Intuitive Throttle) with a more of the aggression factor.

Under the wheel arches are the "uber" large hyper black on black 22-inch forged alloys that try to cage the red callipers with significantly enlarged discs to bleed speed quickly.

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The dark black paint is matched inside with the cabin receiving 23 pieces of Technical Carbon veneer that are naked-weave carbon-fibre pieces that have been coated with six layers of lacquer and then left to cure for 72 hours.

Afterwhich, each piece is then hand-polished for a mirror finish to create a three-dimensional effect and after everything has been completed a mere 21 days have gone by.

This gets nicely paired to the British ultra-luxury coach builder's signature starlight Black leather headliner that's been woven in with 1,344 fibre optic lights.

This incorporates eight brilliant white shooting star elements that dart at random predominantly over the front occupants while being seated in highly plush Black leather upholstery with Forge Yellow leather accents for contrast.

With the Cullinan already costing a pretty penny, be prepared to dig deep into the pockets for this one.

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