More powerful Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge dark modes the luxury SUV

Cornelia Mascio
Novembre 8, 2019

"Black Badge reflects the desires of a distinct group of Rolls-Royce clients", Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said in a statement, "Men and women who take risks, break rules and build success on their own terms". "The time has come for Rolls-Royce's boldest and darkest expression of Black Badge yet". Buyers have almost too much choice when it comes to interior colors, and to make the decision slightly more hard, Rolls-Royce introduced a new leather color - forge yellow - as part of the Black Badge Cullinan's unveiling. The concept of creating a posh yet highly dynamic and rebellious version of a Rolls-Royce is similar to fitting Dame Judy Dench with platform sneakers. Each leaf of technical Carbon 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.

The Rolls-Royce Black Badge Cullinan is now available for commission, since this isn't the kind of vehicle you purchase on a casual stroll past a dealership.

That alter ego, incidentally, is signified by the mathematical symbol that represents a potential infinity, which is placed discreetly within the vehicle's cabin. This same marking was applied to the record-breaking Blue Bird K3 hydroplane of Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1935. There is no Sport mode, per se, but pushing the throttle past the 50% mark will change how the engine and transmission work together, making for a more exciting drive.

It was at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016, when Rolls-Royce presented the Black Badge; a permanent bespoke family of motor cars that defined the taste patterns of an emerging generation of super-luxury consumer. Rolls-Royce finessed the twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter to make 600 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque, both up from 563 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. ZF's 8-speed gearbox and both front and rear steered axles work together to provide a sense of engagement with the vehicle and enhance it dynamically too. The gloss black and polished design also creates the ideal stage for the marque's first ever coloured brake caliper.

One of the most significant upgrades between the base Cullinan and the Black Badge is the performance. 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. We say dark, because black is not the only paint option.

Even the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy mascot above the grille is now presented in high-gloss black chrome along with the mounting plate.

Rolls-Royce on Thursday unveiled the Black Badge Cullinan. The Starlight headliner, which can be dimmed, features more than 1,000 tiny fiber-optic lights to create a constellation overhead of the customer's choosing-a first on the Black Badge Cullinan.

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