Rolls-Royce Cullinan Series II debuts with a sad puppy face


No, this is not the second-gen model but is rather a facelift of the original model that debuted in 2018. No one knows the exact price, but according to some reports, it’s gonna start at somewhere around £330,000. Of course, there’s the regular Cullinan Series II and the Black Badge Cullinan Series II.

If you’re one of those who still aren’t sold on the design of the original Cullinan, this new Series II probably is not gonna change your opinion. If anything, it’ll most likely make your opinion worse/stronger. I’m genuinely interested in knowing what Chris Harris thinks of this new “design”. But anyway, according to Rolls-Royce, an increasing number of relatively younger people (early/mid-40s) are buying Cullinan, and therefore the styling tweaks have been done keeping that in mind, or at least that’s what I understood from the official press release.

And, for the first time, 23-inch wheels have been made available for buyers. As for my personal opinion, I think the new face looks like a sad puppy. I’m not sure what’s going on, but it is possible that someone from the BMW design team moved to the Rolls-Royce brand.

Inside, things might look pretty much the same, but now there’s a new digital instrument cluster—borrowed from Spectre. Also borrowed from Spectre is that illuminated panel in front of the front passenger. And, of course, the central infotainment system is now permanently visible—as opposed to being hidden under a flap. Another difference you can notice is a so-called Spirit of Ecstasy Clock Cabinet—which as the name suggests, displays both an analogue timepiece and an up-lit Spirit of Ecstasy figurine. There’s an updated audio system with a latest-gen 18-channel 1400-watt amplifier. And, as you might know, a Rolls-Royce interior is mostly about exquisite material choices, and therefore, there’s an updated material palette of wood, leather, textile, and of course, carbon fibre.

As you might know, there are no mechanical/powertrain changes. In the regular Cullinan Series II, the 6.75L twin-turbo V12 offers the same 420 kW (571 metric hp) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) as before, and the same is true with the Cullinan Series II Black Badge’s 441 kW (600 metric hp) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft).

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