The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is already one of the world’s most expensive SUVs, providing drivers with tons of personalization options but tuners do not lack ideas to make it even more special. The latest proposal comes from 1016 Industries, which announced a 3D-printed carbon bodykit for the Cullinan. Prices for a complete vehicle start from $500,000. Assuming that a normal Rolls-Royce Cullinan retails for $330,000 USD, the new customizable options announced, further increase the price of this SUV.
The US-based company is acknowledged for integrating 3D printed parts and carbon fibre processes in some of the world’s impressive vehicles including the Lamborghini Huracan, McLaren 720S, Ferrari F8 and many more.
In this specific case, for their 3D printed carbon bodykit, buyers could select from non-exposed, partially uncovered or partially cast carbon fiber, with every commanding the next price ticket. The various upgrades embrace a new front bumper with larger intakes and extra LEDs, wide front and rear fenders, sporty side sill extensions, a double rear spoiler, and a new rear bumper with a diffuser and add-ons around the dual exhaust pipes. Not to mention that the custom designed carbon fibre reduces the car’s weight, making it lighter and stronger.
Furthermore, there are no changes under the bonnet. This means that the stock 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 produces either 563 hp (420 kW / 571 PS) of the regular Cullinan, or up to 592 hp (441 kW / 600 PS) in the Black Badge specification right from the factory.
Commenting on this announcement, Peter Northrup, CEO of 1016 Industries states: “1016 Industries engineer’s vehicles with an OEM-plus attitude, which means every piece of forged carbon in our new Cullinan seamlessly integrates into the existing bodywork and our company is dedicated to resetting the boundaries of auto engineering. Our carbon fibre work highlights the latest innovations in 3D printing processes and we’re incredibly pleased with the Cullinan, which utilises advanced manufacturing techniques that have never been successfully adopted in the industry before on this scale.”
No information has been revealed on the number of vehicles they plan on making, however CEO Peter Northrup did point out that once an order is made, it will likely be prepared in weeks, not months or years – and this is certainly thanks to the advantages of Additive Manufacturing.
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