Friday, March 31, 2023

Automotif CCCLIII...

Photographed with Hasselblad Lunar & Vario-Tessar 16-70mm f/4

Pick the wrong color for your Rolls Royce Cullinan, such as Tuscan Sun, and it becomes thunderously gauche. This'd be a cool color for something like, say, a Lotus. But splashed across acres of SUV sheet metal? It's a little over the top.

Powered by a 412 cubic inch BMW V-12 churning out 563 twin-turbocharged horsepower, this barn-sized (and -shaped) vehicle will crack off a 4.5 second 0-60 run and a 12.9 second quarter on the way to a governor-limited top speed of 155. Well, nominally, at least. Car and Driver only got theirs to 151. That's plenty fast for what is essentially, going by size and price, a split-level ranch that's all ate up with motor.