m

Rolls-Royce SUV kommer att heta Cullinan

Nu bekräftat av tillverkaren själv

Bil / Rolls-Royce

I april 2015 började Rolls-Royce att dela med sig av information kring Project Cullinan - grunden för den kommande suven. Eller "fordon med höga sidor" som de själva kallar den. Nu bekräftas att namnet blir Cullinan även i produktionsutförande. Torsten Müller-Ötvös som är Chief Executive Officer för Rolls-Royce säger följande:

"The name Cullinan has been hiding in plain sight since we revealed it as the project name some years ago. It is the most fitting name for our extraordinary new product. Cullinan is a motor car of such clarity of purpose, such flawless quality and preciousness, and such presence that it recalibrates the scale and possibility of true luxury. Just like the Cullinan Diamond, the largest flawless diamond ever found, it emerges when it is perfect and exists above all others."

Visa
Pressmeddelande
NAME OF NEW HIGH-SIDED VEHICLE TO BE ROLLS-ROYCE CULLINAN

Three years ago in the pages of The Financial Times, Rolls-Royce announced to the world that it would create an all-new, high-sided car that would redefine luxury travel by making it Effortless, Everywhere. Since that day the world has waited, anticipating the arrival of this mould-breaking new Rolls-Royce. Today, the wait is almost over as Rolls-Royce confirms that its new motor car will be called Cullinan.

“The name Cullinan has been hiding in plain sight since we revealed it as the project name some years ago,” comments Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce. “It is the most fitting name for our extraordinary new product. Cullinan is a motor car of such clarity of purpose, such flawless quality and preciousness, and such presence that it recalibrates the scale and possibility of true luxury. Just like the Cullinan Diamond, the largest flawless diamond ever found, it emerges when it is perfect and exists above all others.” The story of how this new Rolls-Royce came to be named Cullinan is itself one of the pursuit of perfection. Like the diamond, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan has undertaken a fascinating journey. From the searing deserts of Africa and the Middle East to the freezing snows of the Arctic Circle; from the grassy glens of the Scottish Highlands to the towering canyons of North America, the designers, engineers, craftspeople and artisans of the House of Rolls-Royce have shaped, tested and polished this unique motor car to eliminate any flaw and make it Effortless, Everywhere.

“We were inspired by the epic processes, over many millennia, which went into the creation of the Cullinan Diamond. The name embodies the many facets of our new motor car’s promise. It speaks of endurance and absolute solidity in the face of the greatest pressures; it tells of rarity and preciousness and it alludes to the pioneering, adventurous spirit of The Hon. Charles Rolls and the engineering innovation of Sir Henry Royce; and, of course, it speaks of absolute luxury, wherever you venture in the world” continued Müller-Ötvös. Cullinan is the second Rolls-Royce to sit atop the company’s recently announced all-new proprietary aluminium spaceframe ‘Architecture of Luxury’. Unique and unequalled in its brilliance, every facet of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan scintillates. Müller-Ötvös concludes: “Quite simply, the name Cullinan is perfect and brilliant.”

The Cullinan Diamond was extracted from a mine deep in South Africa’s Magaliesberg Mountains in 1905, and at 3,106 carats, remains the largest diamond ever discovered. Cleaved into nine stones, cut and polished, the two largest portions of the Cullinan reside in the British Imperial Crown and Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross.

The alleged story of how the Cullinan diamond travelled to take up its place in the British Crown Jewels is as interesting as the diamond itself. The Transvaal government of the day purchased it for £150,000. A prize surely fit for a King, their plan was to present it to King Edward VII on his 66th birthday, in the hope that such a gift would help heal the wounds of the recently ended Boer War.

Its journey to England would prove to be the diamond’s next big adventure. Given its size and value, it was bound to attract much unwanted attention. So detectives were sent from London to provide a visible and secure escort for the diamond on board a passenger steamboat bound for Britain. The treasure was ceremoniously placed in the ship’s Captain’s safe and guarded throughout its entire journey.

Or so it appeared…. Legend has it that that was all a sleight of hand. That the police and the safe were just an elaborate ruse. The diamond in that ship’s safe, protected by those police officers, was said to be a resin replica, whilst the real Cullinan was simply sent to London by registered post to the Foreign Office to be presented to the King.
Googles VD bekräftar att man testar censurerad sökmotor i Kina
Tycker att den fungerar helt okej 
24.7°
+
Wille Wilhelmsson
0
Google börjar ta betalt för sina Android-appar i Europa
Efter rekordböter från EU 
18.2°
+
Wille Wilhelmsson
0
BMW:s maffiga X7 är här
En utmanare bland jätte-suvarna 
27.8°
+
Bobby Green
0
Uber värderas nu till över 1000 miljarder kronor
Värderas högre än General Motors, Ford och Fiat Chrysler tillsammans 
31.0°
+
Wille Wilhelmsson
0
Nu är Kindle Paperwhite vattentät
Läs lugnare i badet 
41.1°
+
Roger Åberg
0
Facebook ryktas bygga smart assistent till tv:n
Gör din tv lite smartare 
26.1°
+
Wille Wilhelmsson
0
Här är Polestars huvudkontor
Placeras hos Volvo i Göteborg 
47.3°
+
Roger Åberg
0
Häng med när den här bilen kör över 800 km/h
Vroooooooooooom! 
42.4°
+
Roger Åberg
0
Trailer för single player-läget i Battlefield V
Ser fint ut 
43.4°
+
Bobby Green
0
Huawei visar upp Mate 20 Pro
Imponerande telefon! 
42.6°
+
Roger Åberg
0
Liten blåtandsspelare uppdateras
Synka dina Spotify-listor och slipp ta med telefonen 
45.0°
+
Roger Åberg
0
Replika av Lamborghini Murciélago med Hyundai-motor
Ett påhitt från Iran 
33.8°
+
Bobby Green
0
Ett barn pratar med sin döende morfar om döden
Viktigt, men jobbigt 
41.7°
+
Bobby Green
0
Spänstig jycke går på frambenen
Imponerande! 
42.0°
+
Roger Åberg
0
Audi får böta 800 miljoner euro
Så går det om man fuskar 
53.7°
+
Roger Åberg
0
Boston Dynamics-robot dansar loss
Det svänger ju! 
54.7°
+
Roger Åberg
0