Rolls-Royce is a carmaker that provides its customers with extensive customization options for their vehicles. From selecting the exterior paint color to choosing the theme of seat stitching, Rolls-Royce allows customers to personalize every aspect of their cars according to their preferences. Some of these customizations result in eye-catching designs, such as this yellow Rolls-Royce Cullinan from Mumbai.
An Instagram post shared by ‘carcrazy.india’ confirms that a brand-new Rolls-Royce Cullinan in a vibrant matte yellow shade has been recently purchased in Mumbai. To enhance its appearance further, the customer has chosen a contrasting gloss black theme for the front grille, side window surrounds, rear spoiler corners, and the garnish above the license plate housing.
While the aforementioned highlights stand out, this attention-grabbing Rolls-Royce Cullinan retains its chrome-finished door handles and the stock version’s machined alloy wheels. The images only showcase the striking exterior color of the SUV, but it is likely that the owner has also opted for unique features inside the cabin. A glimpse of the interior in one of the pictures reveals a contrasting yellow and white finish for the dashboard trim.
Typically, Rolls-Royce cars, especially the Cullinan, are chosen in more subtle shades such as white, gray, black, and other darker tones. Bright colors like red, green, or yellow are rarely seen on a Cullinan, as depicted in the pictures of this Mumbai-based vehicle. While opinions may vary regarding this color choice for the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, there’s no denying that this SUV attracts incredible attention.
Bold and contrasting shades are more commonly associated with sports SUVs like the Lamborghini Urus and Porsche Cayenne. However, the Cullinan is steadily becoming the preferred choice for Rolls-Royce enthusiasts worldwide, including in India. Prominent figures such as movie star Shah Rukh Khan and top-level businessman Mukesh Ambani have added the Cullinan to their car collections.
But is this legal?
The matter falls into a gray area when it comes to vehicle customization regulations in India. While the authorities have explicitly banned changing the vehicle’s color, wraps offer a temporary alteration that doesn’t permanently change the color. This ambiguity surrounding wraps creates a gray area in the regulations.
In recent times, Indian authorities have been taking vehicle modifications more seriously. While there is no specific law addressing wraps, regulations do exist regarding altering the original color of a vehicle, which is considered illegal in India. However, in most states and union territories, law enforcement officials generally do not stop vehicles with different colored wraps. If you have any personal experiences in this regard, we encourage you to share them with us.
To err on the side of caution, it is advisable to stick to the stock color when choosing a wrap for your vehicle. Alternatively, you can consult the local authorities, such as the Regional Transport Office (RTO), to inquire about the specific regulations and obtain written confirmation. Wraps offer an opportunity for creative expression, provided they adhere to the legal requirements.
Changing the stock color of a vehicle can complicate matters for law enforcement officials. If a vehicle is stolen and an alert is issued with the original color, it becomes challenging for authorities to identify the vehicle if it looks different due to a color change.
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan comes equipped with a 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine, generating 571 PS of maximum power and 850 Nm of torque. It is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. In India, the Cullinan has a base price of Rs 6.95 crore, which increases with additional options, customizations, and preferred features chosen by the owner.