TodayApril 15, 2022

ROLLS-ROYCE Cullinan Black Badge Unveil

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The first bespoke Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV celebrating Michael Fux’s Fux orange was unveiled at The Quail in Monterey, California.

Now, Rolls-Royce has unveiled the Black Badge family which defines the taste patterns of a younger generation. Currently, one-in-five Rolls-Royce bespoke commission is done as Black Badge with a darker image that defines the taste of a younger generation of the luxury consumer.

What is a Black Badge bespoke edition?

The specs for the Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge are:

  • 6.75-litre V12 engine now delivers increased power (600BHP) and (664 ft-lb) torque.
  • Black Badge Cullinan has an extra 29bhp for a total of 600bhp.
  • Black Badge Cullinan has an extra 37 ft-lb (50nm) for a total 664 ft-lb (900nm) torque.
  • Drivetrain and chassis re-engineered for enhanced dynamic performance.
  • Infinity symbol first applied to Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Rolls-Royce-powered Blue Bird K3 hydroplane.
  • The darkened Spirit of Ecstasy is presented in high gloss black chrome.
  • Chrome surfaces such as the front grille surround, side frame finishers, boot handle, boot trim, lower air inlet finisher, and exhaust pipes are darkened, and the vertical grille bars remain polished.
  • New 22-inch forged alloy wheels reserved for Black Badge Cullinan.
  • Rolls-Royce first-ever colored brake caliper in high gloss Red paint offsets the new dark wheels.
  • Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge pricing and specs

    Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge pricing and specs

  • Technical Fiber is finished with six coats of lacquer before being left to cure for 72 hours then hand-polished to Rolls-Royce’s hallmark mirror finish.
  • Starlight Headliner makes its Cullinan debut on Black Badge Cullinan.
  • 1344 individual fiber optic cables & new shooting star feature with eight shooting stars.
  • Sub-structure delivers extraordinary body stiffness with all-wheel drive and four-wheel steering.
  • Pressing the ‘Low’ button on the gear shift unlocks the new Black Badge audible exhaust.
  • Rolls-Royce’s ‘Intuitive Throttle’ has a more aggressive shift pattern for the ZF 8-speed transmission.
  • Both front and rear steered axles work collaboratively to adjust the levels of engagement depending on throttle and steering inputs.
  • Changes to suspension components and settings add to the suite of dynamic technologies that ensure a balanced dynamic and refined ride.
  • Black Badge Cullinan features a raised braking bite point and decreased pedal travel. Redesigned brake discs also allow consistency in these changes while braking at elevated temperatures.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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