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Rolls-Royce's handcrafted miniature Cullinan looks exactly like the real car

The miniature Cullinan is made from over 1,000 components, and customers can match the scale model to its real-life counterpart sitting in the garage.

Rolls-Royce's handcrafted miniature Cullinan looks exactly like the real car

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan 1:8 scale model. (Photo: Rolls-Royce)

In 2018, Rolls-Royce stepped into the luxury SUV market with the launch of the Cullinan – the British automaker’s first SUV and its tallest model to date. The Cullinan is now getting miniaturised into a 1:8 scale model that looks just like its real-life counterpart, with the same attention to detail and uncompromising craftsmanship.

Each miniature Cullinan is assembled by hand to the client’s specification, made from over 1,000 components. This process takes up to 450 hours, over half the time required to build the full-sized Cullinan. The scale model is fully customisable, meaning clients can choose to match their miniature versions to their real-life Cullinan already sitting in the driveway.

Handcrafted to perfection, each model takes up to 450 hours to complete. (Photo: Rolls-Royce)

The replica is hand-painted using Rolls-Royce colour-matched paint, then hand-polished to the marque’s exacting specification. There are 40,000 colours to choose from, or clients can opt to create their own bespoke finish.

Details on the scale model aren’t just for decoration either. For example, the model’s headlights and taillights are fully-functioning, operated by a Cullinan-branded remote control. On opening any of the car doors, the treadplates are illuminated.

All doors on the model can be fully opened. (Photo: Rolls-Royce)

Under the bonnet, clients will find the perfect likeness of the Cullinan’s ‎iconic 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine.

The replica is presented in a display case at almost a metre in length, set on a gloss-black base. It will set car enthusiasts back US$17,000 (S$24,110) or more, depending on their choice of customisation.

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Source: CNA/st(ds)