This model Rolls-Royce
Cullinan probably costs more than the car on your driveway
Rolls-Royce says this 1:8 scale replica of its latest Cullinan is an ‘astonishingly accurate’ version customers can buy alongside their real-life cars when they order the six-figure SUV.
And it comes with a Rolls-Royce price tag, too - reportedly costing from around £30,000 for each one.
That means owners will not only have a £264,000-plus car in their garage but one on their mantelpiece or office display cabinet that’s around the same prices as a new Audi A4, BMW 3 Series or VW Tiguan. The British marque said that while ‘daily driving pleasures have been curtailed due to the Covid-19 pandemic’, this is one of ‘life’s little luxuries’ that has ‘come to the fore’ - for its custom base of footballers, business bosses and all-round billionaire types anyway.
The authentic scale replica is built with absolute perfection and is more than a ‘mere model’.
Each miniature Cullinan is individually and painstakingly crafted by hand, to the client’s specification, from over 1,000 individual components. To make each one to the customer’s request takes a massive 450 hours.
That over half of the time required to build a full-sized Cullinan at the firm’s Goodwood factory in West Sussex.
To put that into perspective, Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull plant reopened this week and despite reduced outputs due to coronavirus measures produced an £85,000 Range Rover in just two days.
Another reason for the model’s astonishing price tag is the fact the replica is hand-painted to colour-match the real cars purchased.
It’s then hand-polished to the marque’s exacting standards for its full-size motors.
The maker adds: ‘The coachline is even applied using a fine brush, just as it is on the original.’
Clients may choose from a palette of around 40,000 ‘standard’ colours, or replicate their own personal Bespoke finish.
The fully-functioning exterior lights are operated by a Cullinan-branded remote control and under the bonnet is a perfect likeness of the iconic 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine.
How detailed is it?
On opening the coach doors, illuminated treadplates are revealed, leading to an interior designed and executed with the materials, skill and attention to detail lavished on real Cullinans. You even get teeny version of the hidden in-door umbrellas you can order for any Roller.