With the Cullinan, It’s All About the Details
The Rolls-Royce brand symbolizes luxury. So, it’s a given that you can expect lush interiors and top-of-the-line components in the new Cullinan. However, unless you look at the specs, you may not immediately recognize the amount of high-quality engineering that goes into the frame and under the hood.
Granted, you may not think about it because you expect a car bearing the Rolls-Royce name to perform in accordance with the brand’s reputation. However, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan proves that the details matter. High-quality engineering went into the design and construction of the vehicle.
To prove the point, let’s first take a look at the car’s framing and supports.
The Cullinan and The Phantom
The Cullinan rides on an all-aluminum space frame similar to the one that debuted with the Phantom. This space frame eliminates weight and makes room for additional luxury items such as sound deadening.
The chassis has some neat engineering also. A new air suspension design gives the car the ability to adjust a single wheel if ground traction is lost.
As Caroline Krismer, the project’s chief engineer stated, “[it] brings the famed Rolls-Royce ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ to all other terrains.”
The Cullinan also has the distinction of being Rolls-Royce’s first four-wheel drive vehicle. With its beefed-up drivetrain components and rear axle steering, it really can conquer any terrain just as the engineers intended.
Under the Hood of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan
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Like the Phantom, the Cullinan runs on a 6.75-liter V12. Both engines generate 563 hp but the Cullinan has a torque of 627 lb-ft at 1600 rpm for better performance off-road. But as Krismer said, the Cullinan was meant for ALL terrains, so you won’t be disappointed in its performance on pavement. The V12 can move the Cullinan along at a top speed of 155 mph.