Rolls Royce has revealed what the official name of the new SUV will be and its called the Cullinan.
Initially this name was being used as a codename but no the luxury car maker has clearly decided this is the most fitting name for the vehicle.
“The name Cullinan has been hiding in plain sight since we revealed it as the project name some years ago,” comments Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce.
“It is the most fitting name for our extraordinary new product.
“Cullinan is a motor car of such clarity of purpose, such flawless quality and preciousness, and such presence that it recalibrates the scale and possibility of true luxury.
“Just like the Cullinan Diamond, the largest flawless diamond ever found, it emerges when it is perfect and exists above all others.”
Cullinan is an SUV but don’t call it that, because Rolls Royce will not be best pleased.
Instead the car is referred to as a “high-sided vehicle.”
Rolls Royce now follows Bentley who created the Bentayga and now Lamborghini that made the Urus.
The four-wheel drive Culliann will share the same aluminium architecture as the Phantom 8.
From the spy shots the car shares the same boxy design as the Phantom and features the signature radiator grille and suicide doors.
It is also ginormous at a whopping 5,550mm long.
“We were inspired by the epic processes, over many millennia, which went into the creation of the Cullinan Diamond,” continued Müller-Ötvös.
“The name embodies the many facets of our new motor car’s promise.
“It speaks of endurance and absolute solidity in the face of the greatest pressures; it tells of rarity and preciousness and it alludes to the pioneering, adventurous spirit of The Hon. Charles Rolls and the engineering innovation of Sir Henry Royce; and, of course, it speaks of absolute luxury, wherever you venture in the world.”
“Quite simply, the name Cullinan is perfect and brilliant.”
The behemoth is expected to be powered by the tried and tested 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 powertrain.
Cullinan is scheduled for launch towards the end of 2018.