- All photos from Abimelec Design, c/o TopGear.com

    What If The Rolls-Royce Cullinan Was Modded For Polar Exploration?

    Well, you get a British-green sasquatch riding on portal axles

    2w ago

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    The consensus opinion about the Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV seems to be that most people are on the fence. It makes sense to have an ultra-luxe SUV, but it looks daft and not very Rolls-Royce-like. Maybe an Arctic-ready build will help?

    Unfortunately, it's only a render, but an ace one coming from Abimelec Arellano (abimelecdesign), who concocted that F40/Countach crossover car we saw five weeks ago. And it upsizes the already immense Cullinan to a giant: taking a page out of Arctic Trucks' playbook (the same outfit that created the all-conquering Toyota Hilux that Clarkson and May drove to the North Pole), Arellano pulled out all the stops, pumping the fenders to fit the oversized tyres connected to portal axles while adding bullbars and as many KC light modules as humanly possible.

    And it weirdly works. Arellano, in his IG post, said he "tried to keep it elegant but not really at the same time. " Which checks out: the comparatively simple body lines lend well to the widebody treatment, while the wheels accentuate the size of the car to the point where even a 6-footer may be dwarfed by the thing. And given that the Cullinan has 563hp and 850Nm torque, there may be not much need to upgrade the V12 powertrain (though it could use some reinforcements.

    All that thas to happen now is to find an owner who would be crazy enough to make this real. But should it?

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    Comments (13)

    • Polar exploration in style and luxury. I approve and so will James and Jezza. Although I will dare say the V12 might need to be ditched for something with endurance in mind.

        18 days ago
    • We need a Rolls-Royce Cullinan on the North Pole!

        18 days ago
    • All I see is James May sitting on the tailgate of a Hilux and saying - CLARKSON....IM ON THE THRONE.

        15 days ago
    • If it was done to RR’s standards then that’ll be a £1m car.

        13 days ago
    • It needs a shotgun instead of an umbrella in the door!

        15 days ago

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