For the ultimate in luxury, this armored Rolls-Royce stretch limo will surely satisfy even the finest of tastes.
Rolls-Royce used to be one of those luxury carmakers that didn’t see the point of an SUV. They already made enormous sedans with the same size wheels and height of an SUV, so why bother? SUVs were for commoners, while the luxury sedan was for gentlemen and ladies of refined taste.
And then everyone stopped buying sedans so Rolls-Royce decided now was the time to get in on the SUV action. But with typical Rolls-Royce flair.
Their creation was the Cullinan, named after the largest uncut diamond to ever have been found. It has a 6.75-L twin-turbo V12 engine providing 563 hp and 627 lb-ft torque. Which is an entirely necessary power number given the fact that the Cullinan weighs a bit on the heavy side for an SUV: over 5,800 lbs.
And what better way to make an even more luxurious (and weighty) Cullinan than to turn it into a stretch limo and then give it ballistic armor?
We have German luxury car tuner Klassen to thank for this stretched-out SUV. Much like they’re other stretch designs for the Bentley Bentayga, Rolls-Royce Phantom, and various other Mercedes and Porsches, Klassen started their design by cutting a hole in the middle and adding 40 inches to the chassis, bringing total length up to 250 inches. Next, they gave it B7 ballistic armor which gives it enough toughness to stop an armor-piercing bullet from a high-powered rifle.
Klassen doesn’t say how much weight this adds to the Cullinan, but we’re thinking it’s probably well over 7,000 lbs.
Adding to the Cullinan’s already considerably luxurious interior is a privacy partition wall between you and the driver, with the rear section given a multimedia center thanks to a full-size iMac. Bang and Olufsen provide a brand new surround sound system, while new LED ambient lighting can be controlled either from the iMac or an accompanying phone app.
A normal Cullinan will set you back $325,000. This stretched and armored Cullinan from Klassen will cost you $2.08 million. So be sure to save your pennies as you’ll definitely need them.