Rolls-Royce has revealed the Black Badge version of the Cullinan. The ultra-luxury SUV receives similar visual changes as the Wraith, Ghost, and Dawn. Its power has also been increased to make it more potent.
Lying under its bonnet is a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 that is capable of 592 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, which are a 29-hp and 37-lb-ft bumps from the regular car. The new Cullinan Black Badge can sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds, without being slowed down by its 6,069-pound curb weight. And its top speed is 155 mph (250 kph).
To give the vehicle better ability in handling its bigger grunt, Rolls-Royce has fitted new suspension and brakes, in addition to adding the ‘Intuitive Throttle’ system that improves the aggressivity of shift pattern for the 8-speed gearbox. One more exceptional touch is shown by the presence of the ‘Low’ button on the gear lever that deepens the sound of the exhaust.
The Cullinan Black Badge has each of its black paint job hand-polished. It also sports darker grille surround, boot handle and trim, side frame finishers, lower air inlet finisher and exhaust pipes. The Spirit of Ecstasy mascot has been darkened as well, and this entire darkness is contrasted by the yellow color that adorns some parts of the interior and lines the exterior, the grille’s pollished vertical bars, all-new 22-inch forged alloy wheels, and red brake calipers.
On the interior, yellow elements can be seen on the dashboard, door panels, and seats, together with the dark leather covering areas that are touched the most. The new Cullinan now features the starlight headliner, with its 1,344 individual fiber optic cables that give you the illusion of a beautiful, starry night sky. Right now, the 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge is already on sale for $382,000 in the US.