The Covid-19 pandemic might have causes auto sales to plunge across the globe, but for Rolls-Royce, business is actually getting better.

The British super luxury carmaker sold over 5,000 vehicles worldwide last year, and even with the spread of Covid, has been selling more vehicles this year compared to the corresponding period in 2019.


The latest offering from Rolls-Royce is the Black Badge Cullinan SUV, which has been tailored to suit a younger audience.

While black is the theme, with many exterior parts getting the treatment including the Spirit of Ecstasy figure, which comes in dark chrome instead of the usual silver.

 It measures 5,341mm in length and 2,164mm in width, while the wheelbase is 3,295mm long.

The brake calipers are painted in red for the first time in a Rolls, and the 22-inch wheels come with self-repairing tires.

The interior gets Black/Forged Yellow color theme, something one does not normally expect from Rolls-Royce.

The Black Badge Cullinan’s engine has also been remapped, with the 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 featuring BMW technology pumping out an extra 29hp, totaling 592hp at 5,000rpm. Maximum torque is up by 50Nm to 900Nm at 1,700rpm.

That’s enough to propel the 2,660-kg Black Badge Cullinan from 0-100km/h in 5.1 seconds – the top speed is electronically-limited at 250km/h.

The starting price is Bt37.8 million (US$1.22 million).

Rolls-Royce Black Badge Cullinan

Engine: 48-valve V12 bi-turbo

Displacement: 6.75 litres

Max power: 592bhp/5,000rpm

Max torque: 900Nm/1,700rpm

0-100km/h: 5.1 secs

Top speed: 250km/h (locked)

Average fuel consumption: 16.3-16.6litres/100km

CO2: 370-377g/km

Price: From Bt37.8 million