Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge Model Reportedly in the Works

Rolls Royce, Rumors | August 19th, 2019 by 2
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If you’re familiar with the Rolls-Royce brand and the way they do things, you might already know what Black Badge stands for. Apart from having …

If you’re familiar with the Rolls-Royce brand and the way they do things, you might already know what Black Badge stands for. Apart from having black accents here and there along with a black Spirit of Ecstasy, the Black Badge models also come with a bit more power and better dynamics. According to AutoGuide, Rolls-Royce is working on such a version of the Cullinan right now. That’s right, the high-riding vehicle is about to get faster.

At the moment, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan uses a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 developed by BMW, capable of delivering 563 HP and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque to all four corners of the car. That’s enough to send the massive SUV to 60 mph in about 5 seconds, an impressive feat already. According to AutoGuide, the British brand submitted a filing to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) earlier this year, mentioning a Black Badge Cullinan. If that’s true, we’ll get to see a more powerful version in the near future.

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It will be interesting to see just how different this upgraded model will be compared to the ‘regular flavor’ Cullinan. Guessing the specs would be a feeble job right now for a good reason: all Black Badge models unveiled so far use a different engine. The Ghost, Wraith and Dawn Black Badge all use the 6.6-liter V12. The Cullinan and the Phantom both use the 6.75-liter unit so it’s going to be interesting to see how far Rolls-Royce goes.

The most powerful car the Brits made so far was the Wraith Black Badge, with 624 HP and 642 lb-ft (870 Nm) of torque. If those numbers will be beat with the introduction of the new high-performance Rolls we’ll be witnessing history in the making.

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