Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge Gets The Widebody Treatment

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And nearly 700 horsepower to go with it.

As one of the most luxurious SUVs in the world, the regular Rolls-Royce Cullinan is always going to attract attention from envious onlookers who can't afford one. If you want even more exclusivity, Rolls-Royce also sells the Cullinan Black Badge, which features special exterior enhancements, a more powerful V12, and a carbon-fiber trimmed interior. Just when you thought the Cullinan couldn't get any more special, Spofec, a division of Novitec that specializes in tuning Rolls-Royce cars, has given the posh SUV a sporty makeover.

To give the Cullinan Black Badge even more presence, Spofec has fitted a widebody kit featuring massive flared fenders that widen the luxury SUV by 3.9 inches at the front and 4.7 inches at the rear. In total, the modified Cullinan is 6.9 feet wide overall.

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These wider fenders make room for larger 24-inch forged wheels developed by Vossen specifically designed for the wider track, wrapped in high-performance tires measuring 295/30 R24 at the front and back. Measuring ten inches wide, the Spofec SP2 wheels are painted in black for a more sinister look and feature nine pairs of twin-spokes.

At the front, Spofec's Cullinan features a more aggressive front bumper that complements the flared fenders, while a front spoiler reduces the front-axle lift at high speed. For the rear, Spofec has installed a tailgate spoiler and a prominent diffuser. Using a control module for the air suspension, the tuner has also lowered the ride height by around 1.57 inches, which improves the handling by lowering the center of gravity.

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As well as giving the Cullinan Black Badge a bolder appearance, the tuner has also tinkered under the hood. Adding a plug-and-play N-TRONIC auxiliary control unit to the electronic engine management increases the output of the SUV's 6.7-liter twin-turbo V12 to 697 hp and 781 lb-ft of torque, up from 592 hp and 664 lb-ft in the standard Cullinan Black Badge. It sounds more aggressive too, thanks to Spofec's stainless sports exhaust system with available actively controlled exhaust flaps. Despite its heft, Spofec's modified Cullinan can sprint from 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds, but the top speed is still electronically limited to 155 mph.

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