Rolls-Royce takes Project Cullinan to next step in development program

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Rolls-Royce has published photographs depicting the latest key milestone in the development program of its new SUV (badged Project Cullinan). This first full development vehicle is now being put through its paces on public roads.

The auto maker has also shown the first engineering mule built for the development of the new all-wheel-drive suspension system, as well as those created to test the all-new aluminum architecture that will underpin all Rolls-Royces from 2018 onward.

This latest development vehicle will travel to numerous locations around the world. Just after Christmas, for example, Project Cullinan will enter the Arctic Circle to undergo cold weather durability and traction testing. Later in 2017, it will travel to the Middle East to endure the highest of temperatures and challenging desert conditions.

“This is an incredibly exciting moment in the development of Project Cullinan both for Rolls-Royce and for the patrons of luxury that follow us around the world,” commented Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

December 9, 2016

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