The Cullinan is the name of the largest diamond ever found and is part of the British Crown Jewel collection. Cullinan is also the name of the BMW-owned automaker’s ultra-luxury sport-utility vehicle. And other than traversing unpaved laneways or perhaps brief forays into tall grass whilst their owners are pheasant hunting, Cullinans will likely remain as only ever be pavement-bound gems. The “all-terrain car,” as design director Gilles Taylor calls it, uses a twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V-12 that produces 563 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. Along with all-wheel-drive, the Cullinan has all-wheel-steering for greater maneuverability. “Base” pricing starts at $325,000, with deliveries beginning in 2019.
If Rolls-Royce can build a utility vehicle, how far behind could brands such as McLaren and Ferrari be? (PHOTO: ROLLS-ROYCE)