Rolls-Royce SUV Spied Testing in an Unlikely Place

Jodi Lai
by Jodi Lai

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.

Jodi Lai
Jodi Lai

Jodi has been obsessed with cars since she was little and has been an automotive journalist for the past 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and a jury member for the prestigious North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY). Besides hosting videos, and writing news, reviews and features, Jodi is the Editor-in-Chief of and takes care of the site's day-to-day operations.

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