The Rolls-Royce Cullinan Finally Gets a Lift Kit, and it’s $163,000
What’s another hundred-something grand to a Rolls-Royce owner anyway?
Let's be honest now. If you drop a few hundred grand on a luxury SUV, you expect to be able to take that thing almost anywhere a wheeled vehicle can go. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan happens to cost that much, and with almost 10.6 inches of ground clearance in off-road mode, it's not exactly in need of a lift to go off-road. But a little bit extra never hurts, and if you're a Rolls client, money ain't no object. That means you can splash out on a bit of extra ride height, even if it costs you half as much as a second Cullinan.
Designed by German off-road specialists Delta 4x4 (which supplies tires for portal-axled Suzuki Jimnys), this Cullinan lift kit was apparently, unsurprisingly, commissioned by "a prospective buyer from the Arabian peninsula." It combines a 3.1-inch suspension lift with 20-inch beadlock wheels and 33-inch Mickey Thompson Baja Boss X off-road tires, together boosting 5.9 inches of ground clearance for an apparent total of 16.5 inches. That's almost six inches more than a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, though Delta doesn't say how much it improves the Rolls' approach, breakover, or departure angles.
On a trail, though, the difference in comfort will be night and day between the Jeep and the Rolls, both during the drive and upon making camp. You can absolutely camp comfortably inside a Cullinan, but why do so when you can catch Zs on the roof by way of a rooftop tent? If you're spending $8,700 on Delta's roof rack, after all, you can afford the fanciest tent in REI's catalog. You can pitch it somewhere with a spectacular view, too, if you spring for Delta's entire off-road conversion package. It includes everything from a bull bar to a snorkel, PIAA floodlights, custom fender extensions, and underbody protection that covers a derestricted exhaust.
Individual pricing isn't yet available for some of these parts, but Delta says the whole shebang comes in at the equivalent of $163,000. That money can fetch a coastal bungalow if you know how to spend it, though a beach house sees the same view every day. Can't say the same about a Cullinan you can camp out of, can you?
Update: Apr. 11, 10:51 a.m. ET: This article has been updated with new information on the Rolls-Royce Cullinan's ground clearance.
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