Armchair enthusiasts may criticise Rolls-Royce for following the trend and producing an SUV, but we imagine those same critics are not likely to be ones who regularly spend £250,000 on a luxury vehicle. By building the Cullinan Rolls-Royce says it is simply following the demands of its customers – just like any other car company would.
As much as many of us may have strong opinions about what manufacturers should and shouldn’t build, it’s easy to forget the fact that car companies are still businesses which need to ensure their own profitability and survival. Whatever you may feel about the looks, or the concept of a Rolls-Royce SUV in general, the Cullinan does at least pack plenty of technology. We have all the detailed information on it here.
Aside from a the controversial Cullinan, this week we have also seen a new special Aston Martin DB11, swotted up on our hot Ford Fiesta history, and travelled to Austria to check out the best modified Volkswagens.
Named after the largest rough diamond ever discovered, and powered by a 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12, it’s safe to say the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is not your average SUV.
- A motorist has been jailed for an elaborate lie to try to avoid a speeding fine.
- The new 2018 Ford Fiesta ST will be priced from an impressive £18,995.
- Volvo cars can now talk to Volvo trucks to warn of hazards in real-time.
- Land Rover Defender specialist Twisted Automotive is expanding further.
- Mini has designed a car for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
- Pricing for the refreshed Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been released.
- 2018 VW Polos, Seat Ibizas, and Seat Aronas are to be recalled for safety.
Aston Martin has launched a new range-topping DB11 AMR, with more power from the twin-turbo V12. A price tag of £174,995 results in a 208mph top speed, though.
Fiesta fever – celebrating Ford’s fastest supermini creation
With excitement surrounding the new 2018 Fiesta ST reaching absurd levels, we’ve taken a look through the history books at Ford’s previous hot hatch offerings.
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept
One of the main events at this year’s Wörthersee festival was Volkswagen revealing a ‘concept’ 164mph Golf GTI. Inspired by the TCR race car, a limited production run seems highly likely.
The annual pilgrimage by Volkswagen fans to Lake Wörthersee in Austria results in a range of impressive VWs on show. Golfs are a clear favourite, with these being some of the best examples there.
Opinion: stripes matter
Go-faster stripes often get a raw deal, being associated with poorly modified cars. Yet Gav feels that they deserve more praise, given the motorsport heritage behind so many of them.
Supercars at the Palace
Visitors flocked in their thousands to Blenheim Palace last weekend, basking in the sunshine and enjoying the sight of £50million worth of cars. We have highlights from the 140 cars on display.