• This 1:8 scale model Rolls-Royce cost as much as a regular car

    Date:26 May 2020 Author: Kyro Mitchell

    Rolls-Royce has always been known for its luxurious vehicles and extreme attention to detail, and their latest model Cullinan SUV is no different, with the exception that’s its 1:8th the size of a regular vehicle.

    The British car maker has just released a hand built scale model of the Cullinan SUV with an astonishing level of detail, but don’t place your order just yet. The 1:8th scale model Cillinan SUV cost as much as a full size Toyota Yaris.

    Over 1,000 pieces goes into making the Cullinan scale replica, to make sure it’s as close to the full-sized version as possible. Much like its real like counterpart, all the doors, hood, and luggage compartments can be opened, and there’s even a perfect replica of the 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 under the hood. All of the exterior lights also function, operated by a remote control.

    No corners were cut with the paint job either. The paint used on the model Cullinan is the exact same that Rolls-Royce uses on its full-sized Cullinan, applied by hand, and then hand-polished. The same applies for the detailed coachline running down the side of the car, which was painted by hand like on the full-sized Cullinan.

    In terms of the interior, Rolls-Royce used the same materials as the full-sized version, with headrest embroidery, seat piping and stitching, and detailed wood finishes.

    With this amount of detail, it should come as no surprise that it can take 450 hours to make the scale model vehicle, which equals to about how the time it takes to make a full-sized Cullinan.

    All that work doesn’t come cheap though. According to reports from Slash Gear, the mini Cullinan will cost you R 299 615 ($17, 100) for the standard model that features Tungsten exterior colour and Arctic White interior. If you’re interested in the bespoke version, which can be finished in any of the 40,000 “standard” paint finishes Rolls-Royce offers, that will set you back R479 385 ($27, 360).

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