The SUV prototype on the Nordschleife

Nürburgring, 31. July 2017

It was in the spring of 2015, when Rolls-Royce announced to the SUV Segment. Meanwhile, more than two years have passed and the manufacturer is still in the process of developing the brand new model and test it. How do we get it? Our spy photographer has again a prototype scan. This Time on the Nordschleife of the nürburgring. Here are the hottest news to the Project Cullinan ...

The design and the interior

The optics can be due to the camouflage still doesn't say much. Visible are the typical Rolls-Royce grille and edgy front design. Interestingly, the Position of the handles of the rear doors is also How the brand brothers, Phantom or Ghost of the entrances of the Cullinan in opposite directions are open. In the interior of the SUV is expected to resemble the recently introduced Phantom VIII – 12.3-inch Digital instrumentation behind the steering Wheel, the modern assistant systems and connectivity at the level of the time.

Technically, how is the new Phantom?

With regard to the technology of the Rolls-Royce speaks of a new chassis with all-wheel drive and an all-new Aluminium architecture. Accurate information from the official side there is not yet. But here, too, we can be guided by the eighth Phantom Generation. Is: The platform is a new aluminium space frame, which should be at the Cullinan SUV Segment a little shorter and a little higher. Under the hood we expect the new 6.75 litre V12 with a double turbo-charging, 571 HP and 900 Newton meters of torque. The driving performance should therefore be of a sufficient nature.

In a further future ...

Premiere, market launch and price? The idea of the Cullinan could be held in March 2018 at the Geneva motor show. With a market introduction, we do not expect before the end of 2018. Conveniently, the SUV-fun Rolls-Royce will not likely. Assume a price of between 400,000 and 500,000 euros. Without the individual tools.(ml)