CARS.COM — Rolls-Royce likes to take things slow. In 2015, the ultra-luxury British carmaker announced it was developing a new vehicle. In 2016, Rolls-Royce confirmed that said car was in development and would be tested. And now, in 2018, the project car finally has a name … Cullinan.
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If that sounds familiar, it’s because the name is shared with the Cullinan diamond — a 3,106-carat rock that was unearthed in South Africa in the early 1900s.
Now, the most exciting thing about the Cullinan is that it debuts a new type of vehicle: the “high-sided car.” What’s so different about it, you ask? Well, to start with, it’s taller than a traditional car, which offers a more commanding driving position as well as more cargo space. Rolls-Royce also says that the Cullinan will be outfitted so it can perform off-road in a variety of terrain as well as on the street, fitting with Rolls-Royce’s credo for this vehicle of “effortless, everywhere.”
Wait, this sounds familiar. Let’s look at these photos: