Rolls Royce Cullinan, A $400,000 SUV
Texas Off-road Invitational gave me the opportunity to drive a Rolls Royce Cullinan!
I received an invite to the first annual Texas Off-Road Invitational via the Texas Motor Press Association to test drive several different SUVs & Trucks. The highlight of this two-day event was getting behind the wheel of a Rolls Royce’s Ultimate Luxury SUV, the Cullinan. The Cullinan gets its name from the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found in Cullinan, South Africa, in 1905, which was later placed onto Elizabeth II’s crown. Before first stepping into the driver’s seat, I hopped into the back row seating to get the ultimate Rolls Royce experience. Immediately after I sat down, I was amazed by the ample leg room.
I am 6’1 and was more than comfortable. I was able to lounge back in the rear and stretch my legs without worrying about the driver. Modern and traditional designs filled the interior with nothing but luxury. The analog chrome lever that opened and closed the air vents was the most straightforward yet eye-catching feature. Inside, you are surrounded by slabs of wood, soft plush leather, and hidden Spirit of Ecstasy emblems.
The ride itself was nice and luxurious, even during some mild off-roading.
“Effortless Everywhere” is Cullinan’s motto. This is entirely true wherever you take it, as this vehicle does a lot for you. The car reads what you are doing and selects the ideal driving mode for you, including off-road and hill descent options. Even in rougher terrains, there is still unparalleled comfort. It is always in all-wheel drive, equipped with wheel rear steering, and can raise or lower when needed. The engine packs a massive punch with a 6.7 L V12, paired with an 8 Speed transmission, which gives you 563HP and 627 TQ and fuel consumption of 18.8 mpg. With its performance features, you can comfortably and safely conquer sand, rain, snow, and ice. This hand-built SUV was configured for adventure, bringing form and function together.
If you are in the market for a top-tier, luxury, off-road capable yet graceful SUV, then forget about the competitors because the Cullinan is in a league of its own.
5 out of 5 Stars
Big thanks to the Off-Road Invitational event coordinators, manufactures and sponsors:
Prestige Auto – NuvinAir – Xpel – Horn Whinery – Azeo Distillery – Garrison Brothers Distillery