What if Rolls-Royce made a truck?
The world's automakers have changed and adapted to market demands quite a lot over the last couple of decades. Brands that never made performance SUVs now generate a big portion of turnover from them - take the BMW X5 M as one example. Other automakers never even made SUVs before, like Lamborghini with the Urus. We also have Bentley's Bentayga and the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, but what if Rolls-Royce decided to take a stab at succeeding where Mercedes failed with the X-Class?
What if the luxury British automaker responded to the theoretical demand for an opulent pickup truck? Serial design artist Marouane Bembli, otherwise known as The Sketch Monkey, has come up with the answer.
As Bembli mentions in the video, he isn't the first artist to come up with the idea of the Cullinan as a pickup, but what he feels is missing from other renders is a longer wheelbase. hence, he stretches the SUV quite a lot to make space for the bed and a decent-sized cab. If you stare at the distance between the wheels for too long, it can seem a bit excessive, but as the design process continues, this starts to make sense. Bembli is known for his renders that always follow the design principle of the brand he's playing with, and this Cullinan truck is no different, with strong shoulder and belt lines.
Of course, the suicide doors remain, but an interesting feature that Bembli also carries over is the roof spoiler of the SUV. As the process continues, Bembli also opts to enlarge the wheels and reduce the tire proile, while the rear overhang is left rather large. The end result is a truck that you definitely would not take offroad, and with that long wheelbase, we doubt that you'd be able to climb over too many obstacles, but who would buy a Rolls pickup for bushwhacking?
The sporty theme continues with the deletion of chrome and the addition of gloss black on the glasshouse, badges, bump strips, and rear end. Overall, this looks pretty good, but we highly doubt that it'll become a reality anytime soon.