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Rolls-Royce's boldest and darkest expression of Black Badge yet, the Black Badge Cullinan is designed for men and women who take risks and break rules.

09 Nov 2019 | International News : U.K.


Designed for those that seek to subvert the domineering presence of the Cullinan by permanently cloaking it in the night, the Black Badge Cullinan is here to conquer new urban frontiers.

The Black Badge's signature Black sports Rolls-Royce's most comprehensive surface finish process ever applied to a solid paint colour
While clients can still draw on the marque's 44,000 'ready to wear' paint options or commission an entirely individual Bespoke hue, it is anticipated that many will opt for the Black Badge's signature Black.

Multiple layers of paint and lacquer are meticulously applied and hand-polished 10 times at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex, representing the most comprehensive surface finish process ever applied to a solid paint colour.

The depth and intensity of Black Badge Cullinan's coachwork serves as the perfect canvas upon which to throw a contrasting hand painted Coachline into stark relief.

The Spirit of Ecstasy mascot, which has taken many forms throughout the marque's history, is presented in high gloss black chrome. For the first time this finish also extends onto its mounting plate, creating the darkest Black Badge yet.

Traditionally chrome finished surfaces are darkened on Black Badge cars
This transformation pervades the other symbols of Black Badge. The 'Double R' badges on the front, flanks and aft invert to become silver-on-black, while chrome surfaces such as the front grille surround, side frame finishers, boot handle, boot trim, lower air inlet finisher and exhaust pipes are darkened.

While they appear black, the vertical grille bars of the grille remain polished, reflecting the blackened surfaces that surround them to add a frisson of movement that hints at the motor car's dynamic intent.

The interior of the Cullinan Black Badge also now features Technical Carbon veneer. A new luxury material inspired by masterpieces of urban architecture, the naked-weave carbon-fibre finish has been developed to create highly accurate repeating geometrical shapes that produce a powerful three-dimensional effect.

The Starlight Headliner is also now presented in fine Black leather. Handwoven with 1344 fibre optic lights, it offers a true reflection of the sky at night and incorporates eight brilliant white shooting stars that dart at random predominantly over the front occupants, subtly acknowledging the car's owner-driver appeal.

Technical Carbon veneer is a new luxury material in the interior, designed to produce a powerful three-dimensional effect
A final touch completes the interior seating. An infinity motif is embroidered into the fold-down rear armrest as an elegant reminder of the power contained within.

This simple but potent symbol is also incorporated in the illuminated treadplates and engraved on the brushed and darkened steel clock case. Red-tipped clock hands and instrument display needles also serve as a discreet reminder of the car's dynamic prowess.

Finally, under the bonnet, the flexibility of the twin-turbo V12 has also been exploited to generate an extra 28bhp creating a total output of 591bhp. The sense of a single, infinite gear has also been sensationalised with the addition of a further 50Nm of torque, bringing the total to 900Nm.
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