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Rolls-Royce Cullinan ute could be world's most lavish workhorse

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Stretching the Rolls-Royce Cullinan’s wheelbase has allowed the fitment of a rear tray. (image credit: Rain Prisk)
Stretching the Rolls-Royce Cullinan’s wheelbase has allowed the fitment of a rear tray. (image credit: Rain Prisk)

Rolls-Royce might not have any plans to introduce a pick-up, but what if they transformed the Cullinan large luxury SUV into a tool-ready tradie special?

That’s the question artist Rain Prisk asked himself when he created his take on the Rolls-Royce Cullinan ute, which stretches the SUV’s wheelbase to accommodate a rear bed. 

The imagined dual-cab ute also sports a jacked-up ride height, blacked-out fender flares, off-road tyres and a roof-mounted spoiler to complete the transition from opulent high-rider to workhorse.

Power would also come courtesy of the Cullinan’s 420kW/850Nm twin-turbocharged 6.75-litre petrol V12, easily outmuscling other luxury utes such as the 190kW/580Nm Volkswagen Amarok and 190kW/550Nm Mercedes-Benz X350d that are both powered by 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6s.

BMW’s X7 pick-up could also be in the mix as a potential rival for the Cullinan ute, though only one version of the former exists as a special build by the German brand’s trainees for use as motorbike transporter.

For reference, the BMW X7 ute is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine, outputting 250kW and 450Nm.

Read More: The world's most luxurious ute! BMW builds X7-based pick-up that's both bonkers and beautiful

The Cullinan’s off-road prowess could also carryover, with a self-levelling air suspension, active anti-roll bars, double wishbone up front and a five-link rear axle, and permanent all-wheel-drive traction.

All the ultra-luxurious interior fittings and cutting-edge technology could also carryover to the load-loving Cullinan, including a night-vision camera system, predictive damping, automatically lowering suspension and customisable in-cabin materials.

If Rolls-Royce were to offer a Cullinan ute, it wouldn’t come cheap though as the SUV kicks off at $685,000 driveaway.

Tung Nguyen
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Having studied journalism at Monash University, Tung started his motoring journalism career more than a decade ago at established publications like Carsales and Wheels magazine. Since then, he has risen through the ranks at GoAuto to Managing Editor before joining the CarsGuide team in 2019 as the newly-appointed News Editor. Since starting at CarsGuide, Tung has spearheaded the push for well-researched and unique stories that will shines a light on the automotive industry for new-car-buying intenders, who might struggle to keep up to date with the fast-paced environment of motoring. The last few years alone have seen an explosion of interest in electric cars, as well as a push for autonomous driving, and as News Editor, it is Tung’s job to stay abreast of all the latest and deliver stories worthy of CarsGuide growing audience.
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