As with the Wraith, Ghost and Dawn special editions that came before, it gets the full murdered-out look, although Rolls says that the Cullinan brings "the darkest and most urban statement of Black Badge yet".
The latest Rolls Royce model to receive the Black Badge of honour is the Cullinan SUV, and it's described as the most urban expression of a Black Badge motor vehicle yet, sporting a sinister new style as well as a more powerful engine and upgraded chassis. According to Rolls-Royce, this is the first time that both the Spirit of Ecstasy and the mounting plate are finished in black chrome, which makes the Cullinan the darkest Black Badge model ever made. And while it may be true that the Cullinan's design is best suited to near total darkness, Rolls-Royce has gone to some lengths to ensure it blends in further still.
The Cullinan Black Badge is said to have been created for "a subset of individuals who seek to subvert the motor car's domineering presence by permanently cloaking it in the night". This is a call back to Sir Malcolm Campbell's Rolls-Royce-powered Blue Bird K3 hydroplane.
The Cullinan Black Badge's upgraded 6.8-liter V12 now produces 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and 664 pound-feet (900 Newton-meters) of torque.
Adorning the middle seat of the second row is the infinity symbol, also known as the lemniscate, to reflect the Black Badge's "unrelenting pursuit of power".
The double R badge on the front, flanks and aft invert to become silver-on-black, while chrome surfaces such as the front grille surround, side frame finishers, boot handle, boot trim, lower air inlet finisher and exhaust pipes are darkened. The ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission, too, has been tweaked, as have various suspension and braking components.
The vehicle receives all-new 22-inch forged alloy wheels, which are reserved purely for Black Badge Cullinan. The Cullinan serves as the pinnacle of luxury in the world of SUVs and the black badge just adds to that luxury and exclusivity quotient. Those wheels wrap around giant rotors clamped down on by red brake calipers - a first for Rolls-Royce.
Typical of a Rolls-Royce, you can choose from over 44,000 paint options or choose a specific color to your liking.
Rolls-Royce infused some shooting stars that dart randomly into the Starlight Headliner of Black Badge Cullinan. There's a wild "technical carbon" veneer on the trim that takes the usual carbon-fiber finish and gives it a more premium, three-dimensional look, a process that takes 21 days to complete. In order to obtain a racier look, every panel is treated with six coats of lacquer before being hand-polished to a flawless finish after 72 hours of storage. Rolls-Royce is offering a near-infinite variety of contrasting colors and material choices to satisfy your every whim.