Rolls Royce selling replica of its Cullinan SUV for $27,000 that doesn't drive

Rolls Royce selling replica of its Cullinan SUV for $27,000 that doesn't drive
  • The 1:8-scale Rolls-Royce Cullinan replica is made from over 1,000 pieces.
  • It takes 450 hours to assemble.
  • It reportedly costs between $17,100 and $36,500.

Rolls-Royce has made  a 1:8-scale replica of its Cullinan SUV.

The official Rolls-Royce press release states. 

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The little Cullinan is an authentic replica of the full-sized thing. Rolls-Royce says every detail has been perfectly recreated by hand and tailored to the customer's personal preferences. It's made from more than 1,000 individual pieces. Putting the whole thing together can take up to 450 hours — which, as Rolls-Royce points out, is over half the amount of time needed to build a regular Cullinan. 

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There are about 40,000 exterior paint finishes to choose from. After the paint is applied, the coachline is applied with a fine brush. The replica even has working exterior lights. Under the hood, you'll find a miniaturized version of the 6.75-liter, twin-turbocharged V12 engine that powers the real Cullinan.

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Seems like the inside is where the magic is, though. There's wood finishing, headrest embroidery, and seat piping and stitching.

The replica comes in a display case that's about a meter long, or approximately three feet. It's set on a gloss-black base that's mounted on a plinth so you can examine it at every angle.

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A wheel you cannot take out for a spin

Rolls-Royce reasons that the COVID19 lockdown will cause their customers to become frigid as it has deprived them of taking their wheels for a spin.

So, to ease the separation anxiety a touch, it's offering this 1:8-scale replica. Folks don't even have to leave their houses to enjoy it — the perfect solution.

Rolls-Royce has stayed mute over the price tag, but a person familiar with matters revealed that the model starts at $27,000. To put things into perspective, a new Kia Rio costs $15,850. 

But consider this: Instead of the Kia, you'd get a Rolls-Royce Cullinan you can't fit inside and that doesn't drive.