2020 Rolls Royce Cullinan Brilliant For Sale
Sonoma Classic Motorcars is proud to present the 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Granted a 2020 is not a classic vehicle but the opportunity was to good to pass up representing. Black Badge is peak posh in all the right ways. It is, inarguably, one of the most luxurious SUVs money can buy. But what's even more impressive is that while the Cullinan Black Badge maintains the same levels of quality and exclusivity you expect of a Rolls-Royce Cullinan – only now packaged a bit prettier – it's one of the few available options that's just as thrilling from the driver's seat. Blink and you might miss the Cullinan Black Badge's new visual cues. They’re not very noticeable at first glance. But look closer. Keen eyes will distinguish the darkened grille, trim pieces, and Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament, all of which wear a new high-gloss black chrome chemical finish. Rolls-Royce says the process to create these darkened trim pieces is difficult and painstaking, but necessary to prevent long-term scratching or chipping. We expect nothing less from a company so dedicated to distinctiveness.
The wheels are unique to this trim, too. They almost look like little “Cs” for Cullinan. The 22-inch units wrap around painted brake calipers (a factory first for the brand), which you can get in any color… as long as that color is red. The Cullinan Black Badge is a subtle, stylish improvement to a vehicle that's already extremely impressive to look at.The Cullinan Black Badge uses the same colossal 6.7-liter V12 found in the base model. Had you thought this was a monstrous unit prior (with 563 horses and 627 pound-feet), it now produces 600 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. Credit a reflashed ECU for the improvement. Rolls-Royce doesn't bother to list the time it takes to reach 60 miles per hour or a top speed (because who cares), but this SUV feels noticeably quicker than its 563-hp sibling from behind the wheel.
Power delivery gets an uptick. In “Low” mode (Rolls-Royce's version of Sport), the remapped throttle and touchier gas pedal help unleash that massive V12's strengths in a way the base model doesn't. The Black Badge Cullinan takes far less prodding to get up to speed; the eagerness with which this 6,069-pound mobile penthouse moves in a straight line is awe-inspiring. And it stops just as well, thanks to new brake discs and reduced pedal travel. The best part is, there's a burbly but subtle exhaust note that emanates from the rear, which is extremely fun to hear from a Rolls-Royce.
The more-aggressive shift pattern from the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission puts the V12's newfound power to use exceptionally well. The gearbox is still seamless in the way it shifts, as it is in the base Cullinan, but now it holds revs longer, allows for more torque down low thanks to shorter gearing, and generally knows exactly what to do on its own. Rolls-Royce scoffs at the thought of something so garish as steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. This is still a Cullinan, after all. Please contact Marvin for questions. World wide freight can be arranged. Ask about our F1 and Lemans Racing Series Private Portfolio.
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