Wide Open Roads
Open Search form

Rolling Masterpiece: $325,000 Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV Debuts

Luxury automaker Rolls-Royce has unveiled its first-ever SUV, the $325,000 Cullinan, and holy crap is it beautiful.

Named after the largest known diamond on earth, the five-seater Rolls-Royce Cullinan boasts massive specs, including a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 engine delivering 563 horsepower and 627-pound-feet of torque with a top speed of 155 mph. It boasts water trekking ability, running in water as high as 21 inches.

This Beauty is a Beast

Based on the news Rolls-Royce Phantom platform, it sports sharply angular sides, 22-inch rims, a flattened top, and intimidating rectangular LED lights. Other interior appointments include a touch-control dashboard, a 7 x 3 head-up screen, night vision, and four cameras placed in strategic areas for ?panoramic? and ?helicopter? views. Luxury cars just keep getting more luxurious, no?

Six driving modes also offer an off-road mode with massive, air compressor-enabled struts to keep its wheels grounded.

?At this point in the history of automotive design, SUVs have become homogenous and ubiquitous,? said Giles Taylor, Rolls-Royce?s director of design, in a statement. ?The label SUV is now applied to anything with a two-box silhouette and the least suggestion of going off tarmac. So, we envisioned an authentic, three-box, all-terrain, high-bodied car with a convention-challenging design and absolute capability that would satisfy the adventurous urges of our clients.?

This marks the latest luxury automaker to debut an SUV, following the $200,000 Lamborghini Urus in April and the Bentley Bentayga V8 last year.

NEXT: First Look at the 2019 Lexus UX Ahead of Geneva Debut

Watch

oembed rumble video here