On this planet of SUVs, there was a time the Vary Rover Vogue or the Mercedes G-Wagon was the last word ‘take a look at me’ automobile, these had superb off-road capabilities, however most of them not often left paved roads or obtained a spot of mud on them, and whereas the G-Wagon was initially a navy automobile, the later fashions had been high-end luxurious vehicles that might go off-road.
In the USA of America, you had a full-size SUV just like the Cadillac Escalade and the Lincoln Navigator to take these massive automobiles into the luxurious phase … however through the years issues began to alter a bit and different massive names within the business got here up with their very own SUV, just like the Bentley Bentayga that some may not like design-wise, however it’s an ultra-high-end luxurious SUV with some sportiness to it, maybe a phase decrease, but in addition very spectacular was the Porsche Cayenne and the ‘Bull within the Chinashop’ … the Lamborghini Urus.
However then got here one other participant on the SUV scene … Rolls Royce, with their huge Cullinan, taking its place as probably the most unique factory-made, manufacturing luxurious SUV, and to make it attention-grabbing for these with a lot of cash however nonetheless yearning for a bit of contact of sportiness, Rolls Royce got here up with their ‘Black Badge’ sequence. Ditching the chrome-plated Spirit of Ecstasy for a shiny black completed woman, notice you might get that lovely bonnet decoration sculpture in nearly any end, they even supplied it in precise crystal with illumination for some time, however they had been compelled to discontinue this $4,000 possibility as a result of there’s a regulation towards illuminated hood ornaments in Europe now.
Because the identify suggests, a Rolls Royce Black Badge Cullinan is a breed aside from the common Rolls Royce fashions, the world-famous entrance grill can also be completed in black, as are a lot of the in any other case chrome trim across the home windows … and no, you possibly can truly order a Black Badge in one other shade too … even white. And a Black Badge Cullinan is so ‘un-British’ it virtually hurts … nevertheless it doesn’t, and I like the concept behind it, the black end makes the automobile attraction to a youthful crowd, and the Black Badge even comes with a harsher suspension … on a Rolls Royce thoughts you!
The distinction between a Rolls Royce Cullinan and the Black Badge model is about $150,000, and that’s and not using a journey to SPOFEC in Germany to get their OVERDOSE tuning bundle, SPOFEC is a part of the NOVITEC group by the best way, simply so you understand you might be coping with folks which have been on this enterprise for a few years.
And earlier than we discuss concerning the exterior of this SPOFEC OVERDOSE, let’s take a peek beneath that enormous hood. From the manufacturing facility, the Rolls Royce Black Badge Cullinan comes with a 6.7-Liter twin-turbo V12 engine you hardly hear when it’s operating and has an influence output of 600 hp and 900 Nm of torque (the common Cullinan has 563 hp and 850 Nm of torque for comparability). However SPOFEC affords the N-TRONIC plug-and-play auxiliary ECU, by remapping the injection and ignition and a small improve in turbo increase, the figures at the moment are 707 hp (520 kW) and a peak torque of 1,060 Nm at 1,800 rpm.
Regardless of the huge dimension, and weight of two.7 metric tons, the SPOFEC OVERDOSE can attain 100 km/h (62 mph) in solely 4.5 seconds, the highest velocity is nonetheless nonetheless restricted to 250 km/h, and whereas we’re nonetheless speaking about an SUV, the SPOFEC suspension module permits a 40 mm decrease trip top for added appears to be like and a decrease heart of gravity.
However SPOFEC additionally turns the Rolls Royce Black Badge Cullinan right into a ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ types of automobile … the place the Rolls Royce is nearly as silent as a whisper, with the SPOFEC exhaust, together with actively managed flaps, you can also make this Rolls Royce sound like a sports activities automobile, there’s nothing discreet concerning the SPOFEC OVERDOSE.
You possibly can simply think about the advertising and marketing assembly at SPOFEC once they had been discussing the OVERDOSE: “So discretion is out of the window, now let’s change the outside too, and make it even wider” … they’ve added 10cm (Four inches) width to the entrance and 12cm (practically 5 inches) to the rear fenders! This makes the OVERDOSE in whole 212cm extensive (83.46 inches), which additionally required a brand new set of facet sills to attach these extensive fenders with one another, and whereas they had been at it, they changed your entire entrance bumper with a brand new design, added a spoiler lip on the liftgate, and completed it off with a race-inspired rear diffuser. Exact-fit removable components create harmonious transitions from the fascia to the rear flares.
And with all this occurring, you simply can’t resist changing the manufacturing facility unique wheels with these new SPOFEC SP2 solid wheels in 10×24 inch configuration, specifically created in company with Vossen to deal with the broader wheel arches, monstrous 295/30 R 24 high-performance tires cowl these spectacular wheels consisting of 9 pairs of twin-spokes and with the wheel bolts disappearing behind a middle cowl.
The official SPOFEC press launch on the OVERDOSE doesn’t record any costs for all these lovely tuning choices … however you understand what they are saying: ‘if you need to ask’ …