Rolls-Royce Cullinan Rendered As Luxury Truck We Didn’t Know We Wanted
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is one of the most luxurious SUVs on the planet, combining decades of experience in the luxury car market with an all-new SUV platform that delivers a serious presence. The Cullinan gives you the same luxurious driving experience you expect from a Roll-Royce, but with the added benefit of off-road capability and all-weather performance. With the growing popularity of SUVs, it’s clear that the Cullinan will be one of Roll-Royce’s most important products that spawns many special editions to keep buyers interested. To further expand the Cullinan portfolio, Youtuber graphics TheSketchMonkey has turned the Cullinan SUV into the world’s most luxurious truck, and we want one.
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is based on the same platform as the Phantom VIII, which has been specially designed for the most luxurious experience. This unibody construction is ideal for luxury sedans and SUVs, but it is not ideal for pickups where frame-mounted body designs dominate the segment. That being said, it is highly unlikely that a Rolls-Royce Cullinan truck owner would use their vehicle to haul tons of gravel around the job site. Instead, owners would likely use the new cargo area to haul camping supplies or the results of a successful hunt.
That said, the Cullinan’s transmission is ready for truck service. Powered by a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 from BMW, the Cullinan produces 563 horsepower (420 kW) and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque. This powerful engine sends power through a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission and is mated to a permanent all-wheel drive system. This heavy-duty transmission is more than enough to handle the work of light trucks and can send the current Cullinan to a top speed of 155 mph.
Turning an SUV into a truck is a risk, but the Cullinan seems to work. There is a huge market for buyers of luxury trucks and the Cullinan truck could attract a whole new customer base to Rolls-Royce.