If you’re an avid scale replica collector, then the latest official Rolls-Royce Cullinan scale replica is a must have for your collection. The authentic 1:8 scale replica of a full-sized Cullinan is individually and painstakingly crafted by hand, to the client’s specification, from over 1,000 individual components.
According to Rolls-Royce, the scale replica will take up to 450 hours to finish – over half of the time required to build a full-sized Cullinan at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex.
The replica is hand-painted using Rolls-Royce colour-matched paint, then hand-polished to the marque’s exacting specification; the coachline is even applied using a fine brush, just as it is on the original. Clients may choose from a palette of around 40,000 ‘standard’ colours, or replicate their own personal Bespoke finish. The fully-functioning exterior lights are operated by a Cullinan-branded remote control; under the bonnet is a perfect likeness of the iconic 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine.
On opening the coach doors, illuminated treadplates are revealed, leading to an interior designed and executed with the materials, skill and attention to detail lavished on Cullinan itself. From the headrest embroidery and wood finishes to seat piping and stitching, these Bespoke creations allow clients to recreate their full-size vehicle with astonishing accuracy, or even envision future Cullinans to add to their collection.
Presented in a display case at almost a metre in length, the replica is set on a gloss-black base mounted on a plinth allowing it to be appreciated from all angles. The Perspex window can be removed enabling the minutiae of the doors, luggage compartment and engine bay to be viewed in detail.
The replica just showed Rolls-Royce really paid attention to details. Perhaps what Sir Henry Royce once said, “Small things make perfection, but perfection is no small thing” just sums it all on this replica.