VIDEO. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge shows rising performance and a dark finish.

The clues did not lie; Rolls-Royce presents the Cullinan Black Badge, a more powerful version of SUV with a more threatening look. Under the hood, the 6.75L V12 biturbo has gained power and torque to display respectively 600hp (+ 21hp) and 900Nm (+ 50Nm). The transmission always goes through an eight-speed automatic gearbox associated with four-wheel drive and steering.

The manufacturer of Goodwood has reworked the response of the accelerator, the exhaust system, the suspension, the point of action of the brake pedal but also the cooling of the discs. For the first time in series at Rolls-Royce, they are bitten by calipers painted red.

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True to the rest of the Black Badge range, this Cullinan is recognizable at first glance to the traditionally chrome exterior elements that are here glossy black. These include the Spirit Of Ecstasy statuette, the trimming of the front air intakes, the exhaust outlets, the frame of the windows or the perimeter of the grille which remains polished metal. The Cullinan Black Badge is based on forged wheels of 22 that are exclusive to him and can display a specific black shade. It is still possible to opt for any other color proposed by the brand or for a custom color designed by the Bespoke department of the firm. Contrasting elements of a new yellow are proposed for the exterior as the interior.

The cabin also gives pride of place to the black covering upholstery, dashboard or roof sky. The latter receives the "starry sky" lighting from Rolls-Royce. The manufacturer wanted to accentuate the technical aspect of the vehicle by showing carbon fiber on the dashboard. The veneer in question is arranged to present a "3d" pattern. It requires 21 days of work, is polished by hand and covered with six coats of varnish to display the brilliant rendering to which the brand is attached. Finally, the Black Badge range's infinity symbol, a reference to the Blue Bird K3 boat piloted by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1923 to break a speed record with a Rolls-Royce engine, is embroidered on the rear head restraint. . Discover the Cullinan Black Badge on video!

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