Rolls-Royce SUV Spied Testing in an Unlikely Place

The Rolls-Royce SUV has been spied testing on the Nurburgring, an entirely unlikely place for a super luxurious whale of a vehicle.

The unnamed SUV (codenamed Project Cullinan) will undoubtedly be huge and heavy despite a new aluminum architecture, but should still be able to tackle a corner with some amount of grace. These spy photos show the Cullinan hustling through some corners and thanks to a new air suspension, there isn’t an embarrassing amount of body roll for an SUV.

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The opulent SUV is expected to be powered by a V12, have standard all-wheel drive, and use the British automaker’s signature rear-hinged coach doors with the umbrella hidden inside the door. The camouflage isn’t hiding too much of the SUV’s boxy design, but we can’t wait to see how everything comes together and how the vehicle will compare to the Bentley Bentayga.

Rolls-Royce calls this a “High-Sided Vehicle,” but to our eyes, that’s most definitely an SUV. The Cullinan is expected to debut in 2018.