We Take a $400,000 Rolls-Royce Off-Road in the Mud

We know most owners of the new Rolls-Royce Cullinan won’t be heading straight for the off-road park, but that doesn’t mean this new posh SUV can’t handle the slick stuff.

We took a $400,000 example of the new Cullinan off-road at General Sam’s Off-Road Park in Texas, and the SUV impressed inside and out. The interior is luxurious and elegant, while the exterior styling suggests the same thing.

An off-road mode helps when the Cullinan leaves the pavement, raising the body by a small amount to help with clearance and controlling the traction control systems appropriately. Also helping off-road is a suite of cameras, showing the driver a all around the Cullinan. Air suspension underneath the expensive SUV helps to smooth out the ride along with allowing for variable ride heights.

Once you hit the off-road button, the traction control and powertrain sensitivity all adjust to make sure this beast is ready for the mud. And we put it to the test.

Powering this machine is a 6.75-liter V12 making 563 horsepower.

The Cullinan can be ordered with an unlimited amount of custom interior appointments, because with vehicles like this, the only limit is imagination. And of course, price. But the kinds of people who buy Rolls-Royces, price is probably of no concern.

Make sure you watch the video above to watch us put this expensive SUV through mud and ruts.