Here's an affordable way to achieve just that
For most of us, the idea of owning a car worth hundreds of thousands of dollars would seem to signal reaching the top. For some, however, even ridiculously expensive and opulently appointed cars like the Rolls-Royce Cullinan are a bit too common. This is why tuners like Mansory will offer upgrades that help set exclusive cars like this even further apart from anything else on the road. If all you want is just a little more power, Rolls will sell you a Black Badge, but if you're after something more, VF Engineering has you covered. As standard, the regular Cullinan comes with a 6.75-liter V12 with 563 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque, but VF Engineering has a solution that outdoes any factory offering.
The tuner has now released a Stage 1 software upgrade that requires no hardware modifications to unlock an extra 100 hp and 110 lb-ft of torque. This brings the massive SUV to 663 hp and 737 lb-ft of torque, and thanks to the use of a Dragy timing module, the tuner can confirm that the boost in power drops the Cullinan's 0-60 mph time from 5.7 to 5.1 seconds. That's still slower than a Bentley Bentayga Speed, but that luxury SUV was always going to be sportier than Rolls's ultra-luxury machine.
While those who can purchase a Cullinan are surely not fazed by any price tag, the software upgrade is remarkably affordable. At just $3,995, it's less than $40 per horsepower.
The really cool part about this upgrade is that you can perform it yourself using an OBD II cable that comes in the tuning package. We doubt that most Rolls-Royce owners are accustomed to doing things for themselves, but it's a nice thought anyway. For those who want even more power, German tuner Spofecthas a solution that boosts the Cullinan all the way to 685 hp and 744 lb-ft of torque. Still, we can't help but wonder who needs more power from their Rolls. After all, if you've got a Rolls or two in the driveway, you've probably got a few supercars lying around for when you get bored.