Purple Silk Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV… For When The World Goes Crazy!
When historians look back over this period of anxiety they may spot archived motor press reviews of a chunky SUV in a vibrant shade of Purple Silk with a long Silver Satin hood that turns out to be a $425,000 Rolls Royce Cullinan. They will surmise …”Well at least some of them were very well off, and they certainly had a sense of humor.”
With classic coach rear-hinged doors, lamb’s wool carpets and the rich-kitsch favorite spring-loaded umbrellas in the back door jams, the Rolls Royce entry into the SUV fray was greeted last year by brisk sales fueled by hefty US tax cuts for high net worth individuals.
The novelty of a Rolls Royce SUV helped push sales of the BMW licensed legacy brand over 5,000 units last year from a late 90s low of just 300 cars.
An unlikely off-road vehicle, it’s OK to get the Cullinan SUV dirty. Weighing 6,069 lbs — 2,000 more than a base Ford F 150 pick-up truck – it features permanent all wheel drive, independent adjustable air suspension and a 563 horsepower twin-turbo V12, and does 0 – 60 in 4.7 seconds.