From its luxury features to the base price, here are 13 things to know about Davido’satest ride, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV.
Why showing off his Cullinan to his fans, the 27 year old star admitted the Cullinan is his first-ever Rolls-Royce, after having splashed his cash on Bentley Bentayga and Range Range SUVs.
Here are thirteen things to know about the Davido’s Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV
1) Named after the world’s largest diamond ever discovered
The Cullinan is named after the world’s largest diamond ever discovered. The 3,106 carat rough diamond was found in the Cullinan region of South Africa and it is worth an estimated ₦728 billion (or $2 billion)
2) Based on the New Rolls-Royce Phantom 8
The Cullinan is Rolls-Royce first-ever SUV. It shares the same all-new aluminium “Architecture of Luxury” platform with the latest generation of Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII.
3) Most luxurious and expensive Rolls-Royce car, after the Phantom
The Cullinan is the first SUV to be launched by the Rolls-Royce brand. It sits above the Ghost sedan and below the Phantom sedan in Rolls-Royce’s current line-up.
4) Powerful Engine
The 635-bhp all-terrain, high-bodied Cullinan is powered by a 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 engine. Cullinan is not designed for racing, so it has a limited top speed of 155mph and will accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 5 seconds.
5) Everywhere mode for Off-Road Ability
Cullinan can to dabble into 21-inches (540mm) of water and its special “everywhere” button allows the V12 to deliver enough power to all four wheels effectively even on slippery surfaces.
6) Comes in 2 versions, both with the ‘Most Luxurious Interior On The Market’
The first is the tougher and more rugged 5-seater/ 3 rear seat model.
You need to pay double the base price to add and enjoy the bespoke touches and extras in the second version designed with 2 rear executive-style seats.
7) Executive rear-seat package
This feature is found in the more luxurious version, and it has Viewing Suite that pops-out from the boot at the touch of a button.
It comes with features like a whisky decanter, glasses and a champagne chiller with flutes. There is also a screen just in case Davido wants to watch his favourite sport show.
8) First Rolls-Royce With All-Wheel Drive
It is the first Rolls-Royce model to have an all-wheel drive. The Cullinan is specially designed for an off-road usage as well as on-road.
But don’t expect Davido to take his first-ever Rolls-Royce car for an offroading adventure.
9) The only Sport Utility Vehicle With Suicide Doors
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is known for being the only production SUV that is equipped with Suicide Rear Doors. These doors, also known as Coach Doors, are attached to the rear rather than the front.
10) Packed with bespoke interior features
Inside the luxurious SUV includes features like a huge 21-square-inch head-up display, 5 USB ports, Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless phone charging,360 degrees 3D camera and a touch-sensitive main interface screen.
11) It was tested all over the planet
Yes, Rolls-Royce took the Cullinan to the world’s unfriendly regions to show the the Cullinan is truly an offroading ride.
It was tested in deserts of Africa and the Middle East, the freezing snows of the Arctic Circle, the grassy glens of the Scottish Highlands and also in the towering canyons of North America.
12) It is very expensive
The base price of a well-equipped Cullinan without the ultra-premium options starts at $330,000, that’s about N136 million in Nigeria.
But the landing cost of the Cullinan is around N350 million in Nigeria, when the cost of shipping and local taxes are added to the cost of the SUV.
The Rolls-Royce of SUVs competes with luxury off-roaders like the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600, Bentley Bentayga and the Range Rover SVAutobiography.
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