Rolls-Royce Cullinan joins Black Badge lineup
The SUV is the darkest Black Badge model yet.
Rolls-Royce has revealed the 2020 Cullinan Black Badge, the darkest model in the now-complete Black Badge lineup.
The company says its decision to launch the first blacked-out model stirred "a great deal of internal debate," however the design team eventually warmed to the idea and decided to double down with the Cullinan.
Referred to as The King of the Night, the SUV has received the company's most extensive surface finish process ever applied to a basic solid paint color, with multiple layers of paint and lacquer that are hand-polished at least 10 times. The Spirit of Ecstasy mascot has been finished in black chrome, matching the rest of the darkened chrome accents across the body.
Inside, the Cullinan finally adds a bit of color with Forge Yellow leather to complement the carbon-fiber veneer. The Black Badge's unique "Infinity lemniscate" symbol has also been embroidered into the upholstery.
The upgrades are not entirely visual, as the Cullinan's massive 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 engine has been retuned to deliver 592 horsepower and 577 pound-feet of torque -- 29 horses more than the standard configuration.
The company has not announced pricing details, though the Black Badge will presumably fetch a six-figure premium over the Cullinan's $330,000 entry point.