Co-founder of Rolls-Royce, Sir Henry Royce once said, “Small things make perfection, but perfection is no small thing.”
With that, Rolls-Royce has presented the perfect scale model of the Cullinan, the company’s first ever SUV. The authentic 1:8 scale replica of a Cullinan, in which every detail is reproduced to the smallest degree, can now be specified by Rolls-Royce’s clients around the world.
Each miniature Cullinan has been individually and painstakingly crafted by hand, to the client’s specification, from over 1,000 individual components. The entire process can take up to 450 hours – half the time required to build an actual, full-sized Cullinan at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex.
Once constructed, the models are hand-painted using Rolls-Royce’s colour-matched paint, then hand-polished to the marque’s high standards. The coachline is applied using a fine brush, just as it is on the original vehicle.
Clients may choose from over 40,000 ‘standard’ colours, or replicate the Bespoke finishes applied in their own Cullinan. The fully-functioning exterior lights are operated by a Cullinan-branded remote control while under the bonnet lies an exact replica of the company’s iconic 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine.
When the model’s doors are open, the treadplates will illuminate, revealing an interior that has been built with the same materials and attention to detail as the real car itself. From the headrest embroidery and wood trims to seat piping and stitching, these Bespoke creations allow clients to recreate their full-size vehicle with unbelievable accuracy.
Presented in a display case measuring almost a metre long, the replica is set on a gloss black base mounted on a plinth allowing it to be appreciated from all angles.