Are you the sort of person who feels that the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is a little demure? Perhaps the designers at Goodwood were a little conservative in styling the ‘best SUV in the world’ and could have penned something a little more imposing, edgy, and in-your-face? Well, Mansory are here to save your day and once again, having pulled out their vulgar stick, this time beating every inch – of which there are many – of the Cullinan and the result is, uhm, a result.
It must be noted that this is in fact a special edition of their rendition of Rolls-Royce’s exceptional SUV, dubbed the Special UAE Edition and intended to appeal to customers in the United Arab Emirates. Marble is the theme of the day here with many element of the beefy bodykit having been treated to a marble-look wrap, because real marble would just be silly, no?
The vast bonnet, too, has been given the marble treatment and contrasts starkly with the two-tone black and grey paintwork. A rather large roof spoiler and rear diffuser exit to create more parasitic drag on the Cullinan, but certainly go a long way to make the 2,7 tonne SUV look more sporty from rearward angles. 24-inch rims finished in black sit at each corner and do away with any modicum of stateliness and British charm which might remain.
In the cabin, care has been taken inside the Special UAE Edition not to miss anything that might not catch the eye with forged carbon and quilted leather adorning almost anything and everything, held together by a smattering of Mansory logos in the off-chance that you have forgotten where you are. And if you were hoping for some plush lambswool mats, they’re gone, in their stead some white piped, Mansory branded leather items. Is it a masterclass in elegant restraint? Nope.
As with all Mansory creations, the Special UAE Edition benefits from some engine fettling too, with the 6,75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 having been turned up to 455 kW and 950 N.m, just in case you wondered how fast a stately hall could go if you strapped it to a V12 and some wheels. Of course, one would be brave to venture into the UAE desert with this particular Cullinan and likely devoid of all common sense to venture off-road in it, considering its large wheels, low-profile tyres and marbled body kit.
Is there much more to say? Well no, not really. This is a car that probably shouldn’t exist, but exist it does, and so here we are. The end.