Despite purists’ objections, Rolls-Royce has an SUV in its lineup for the first time in its long history. It’s called the Cullinan and promises to be the most luxurious high-riding vehicle ever.
The Cullinan is powered by a 571 PS (563 hp / 420 kW) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque twin-turbo 6.75-liter V12, carries the brand’s design language on the outside, and it’s an expression of opulence inside, packing pretty much everything one would expect from a Rolls SUV.
With an MSRP of $325,000 on this side of the pond, before checking any optional extras from the list, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is one expensive ride. But its starting price pales next to Klassen’s offerings, which, for an eye-watering €1.8 million ($2.1 million) in Germany, will sell you a stretched and armored Cullinan.
The official renderings reveal the final project, which adds 1,016 mm (40 in) to the length of the car, stretching it to 6,357 mm (250 in), besides adding longer rear doors, a raised roofline and options such as panoramic glass roofs. The interior can be enhanced furthermore with the Bang & Olufsen sound system, partition wall, new multimedia center, ambient LED lighting and more, with most relevant functions said to be controllable via an iPhone.
Klassen says the stretched and armored SUV will be available for grabs in 6 months after placing the order. As for those who cannot wait that long, they also have a range of other luxury cars turned into limos available straight away.