This owner was not afraid to get their Cullinan dirty.
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is one of the most prestigious SUVs currently on the market and is extremely impressive considering this is the company's first attempt at building one. But the British automaker's answer to the Bentley Bentayga costs $300,000 before you start adding options, so most buyers will want to keep the paintwork pristine and never take it off-road. This owner, on the other hand, was not afraid to get their Cullinan dirty and allowed Rolls-Royce to record their off-road adventure.
In a new video shared by Rolls-Royce, we get to see the Cullinan gracefully glide over steep sand dunes in the Arabian desert, leaving the opulent SUV's Sapphire Black body covered in dust.
It was an effective demonstration of the luxury SUV's off-road capabilities, as Rolls-Royce claims the Cullinan "became a force of nature" during the desert drive and "surfed over high and low terrains with absolute authority." Sliding in the sand, it looks like the owner was having a lot of fun behind the wheel channeling their inner Ken Block. It's certainly a more comfortable way to tackle the desert than using a dedicated dune buggy.
But let's face it, no one is buying the Cullinan for its off-road capability, because it's no match for a Range Rover or a Defender in this department. You won't want to try wading through deep rivers in the Cullinan.
Should you want to venture off the beaten track, however, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan has a dedicated off-road mode that increases the ground clearance by 1.5 inches. With this mode activated, torque is sent to all wheels to improve the traction off-road. The Cullinan featured in the video was also fitted with an optional illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament, but this $4,557 option was recently banned by the European Union due to some bizarre new safety regulations. This option was also available for the Wraith and Phantom.