Wednesday, May 24

Rolls-Royce Cullinan 1:8 scale model – takes 450 hours to build & costs $17,000

The famed British automaker is now offering a 1:8 scale replica of its first utility vehicle – the Cullinan. At one-eighth scale, this faithful replica of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan measures more than 26 inches long, 10 inches wide, and nine inches tall, and lives in a display case that is more than three feet long.

Seriously, if it weren’t for the gloved hands in these photos, it would be nearly impossible to tell that this is a scale model. 

Constructed from over 1,000 individual parts, it takes R-R’s craftspeople about 450 hours to build, or more than half the time needed to build an actual Cullinan, though it lacks none of the real SUV’s detail or finish.

The model Cullinan starts at $17,000 (Rs 12.90 lakh). If that sounds like a hefty sum for a model car, it’s actually at the lower end of the price spectrum for replicas this detailed. 

Customers can either order their models to exactly match their Cullinan or create something new and unique. There are 40,000 “standard” colors to choose, but you can, of course, create a bespoke paint finish if you desire. Each model is hand-painted and polished, and the exterior pinstripes are applied by hand with a brush, the same as with Rolls-Royce’s real cars. The leather color, wood trim, and seat pinstriping and piping are all customizable, and bespoke creations are available for the interior as well. In a video released by Rolls-Royce, one model has a map of the world printed on the dashboard.

If you’re interested in one of these bad boys, you can head to the Rolls-Royce online boutique and spec your own.

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