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2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge Gets 600 HP and Blacked-Out Trim

A bump in power and a wild carbon fiber interior finish are just a few things you get with the Black Badge Cullinan.

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The Cullinan is a hit for Rolls-Royce. The company's first SUV makes up for nearly half of all sales, so it's pretty much a given there would be more versions coming out. The first is this, the Cullinan Black Badge. Like the Wraith Black Badge before it, the Cullinan version gets a bump in power and retuned dynamics, along with a bunch of blacked out trim.

The gargantuan 6.75-liter twin-turbo V-12 under the hood of the Cullinan gains 29 horsepower and 37 lb-ft of torque in Black Badge trim thanks to an ECU flash, bumping the total to 600 horsepower and 664 lb-ft. The ZF eight-speed automatic has also been retuned for a "more aggressive shift pattern," while the air suspension has been adjusted to match.

The brake system gets redesigned rotors that have been designed to allow for consistency in high-temperature situations. The pedal itself has been changed to create a higher bite point and less overall travel.

The most notable changes to the Cullinan Black Badge happen on the outside. The Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament, as well as the grille, trunk handle, door trim, and more have been switched from chrome to a high-gloss black finish. A set of massive 22-inch forged alloy wheels come standard, shrouding red-painted brake calipers—a first for any Rolls-Royce, according to the company.

Inside gets a similarly blacked-out treatment, though this one has a bunch of light caramel accents inside (everything, obviously, is customizable). The trim is a layered carbon fiber material that takes six coats of lacquer and 72 hours of curing to complete.

Rolls says the Cullinan Black Badge is already available to order. Pricing has not yet been announced.

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