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Rolls-Royce reveals Project Cullinan development vehicle

A new ‘all-terrain, high-sided vehicle’ from Rolls-Royce has been shown, ahead of a new public testing programme.

The British brand released the teaser images showing the camouflage-wrapped luxury SUV, depicting the latest key milestone in the development programme of this new all-terrain vehicle. The latest images follow on from and early engineering mule seen last year in black, based on a shortened Phantom Series II body, which was created purely to begin the development of an all-wheel drive suspension system.

This latest development vehicle will travel to numerous locations around the world in a 'challenging' testing programme to ensure that the end product will be "Effortless … Everywhere" says Rolls-Royce. After Christmas, 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,” comments Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “Bringing together the new four-wheel drive system and the new ‘architecture of luxury’ for the first time sets us on the road to creating a truly authentic Rolls-Royce which, like its forebears, will reset the standard by which all other luxury goods are judged.”