Jowi Zaza, one the youngest billionaires in Nigeria today acquired a 2019 Rolls Royce Cullinan - the most expensive production SUV in the world to join the list of richest celebrities who own Rolls-Royces. However, this is not even the news here. He bought and shipped this car in just on the 27th of March 2020 before the Coronavirus Lockdown in Lagos, Nigeria.
Cullinan owned by Jowi Zaza (Source : @gidicars)
The top-notch car is worth over ₦110,000,000 and to ship and clear it into Nigeria, he would spend another ₦70,000,000 naira, making a total of ₦180,000. Is it worth it?
Well, apart from the fact that this car is the most luxurious production SUV in the world, it is in the 17th position of the world's fastest SUVs of 2019 producing 563hp from its 6.75-litre V12 engine which obviously has the potential to produce more power as the fastest SUV of 2019 was the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and it has a 6.2-litre V8 engine which is smaller than that of the Cullinan. And you know that Rolls-Royce prides themselves in always down powering their engines to increase the reliability of their cars.
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Cockpit of the Cullinan ( Source : Rolls-Royce)
The Cullinan has a very wooden high-quality interior finish that makes most Nigerians seeing the car from the inside think it's an old luxury car until they start noticing the modern technologies in place. This is not a Cullinan review but let me tell you what Jowi Zaza was expecting from this car and why he bought it.
1) A Chauffeur driven kind of car
The Cullinan is not a car you will enjoy driving yourself as there is nothing to enjoy from its very silent drive that tries not to engage the driver in any way.
The Cullinan is best enjoyed from the rear seat while rear passengers engage with the car's entertainment.
The rear seat of the Cullinan
It has a work station setup from the rear also in case there is a need to do some paperwork.
Workstation in the Culinan (Source : Rolls-Royce)
2) Less Cargo space for an SUV
The maximum number of passengers varies between 4 and 5 depending on the trim. We can't be sure of which one Jowi Zaza has but it's definitely not the Black Badge edition. Jowi Zaza did not buy this car to enjoy the interior space benefits of a Cadillac Escalade that can carry 7 adults at once. The Cullinan has a limited trunk space also that allows a benchlike setup for camping.
Bench in the Cullinan Truck
It's a 3-people focused car for maximum enjoyment of its high-end luxury.
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3) The uniqueness of its shape
The Cullinan is shaped like a tall Rolls-Royce Phantom and it is very unique with its hatchback styling on the rear. The Cullinan has fewer curves than any other Rolls-Royce of the same year so it looks very executive.
Views of the Cullinan Exterior
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4) Fuel guzzler
A 6.75 V12 engine is definitely not sparing Zaza's pocket as it would consume a lot of fuel as it's on the go with an 18.8 combined MPG rating. I am scared for the car though, buying petrol in Nigeria can be dangerous to high performing engines like this and the car might never get to its full potential.
Now that we know all these, where will the car get serviced/repaired when it needs to? Well, there are a couple of service centres dedicated to Rolls-Royce cars around Lagos but they are very expensive but wait, isn't Zaza the owner? He is a billionaire and of course, he would have no problem paying expensive rates to make sure his Cullinan is always in the right condition.
Jowi Zaza owns 5 luxury cars all in white except his black 2019 G-63 AMG SUV. He has a Mercedes-Benz CLA, a Lamborghini Aventador, a Bentley Continental GT, and a Range Rover all in white and now, he has added the only SUV in production by Rolls Royce.
All cars owned by Zaza
There are no limitations to where this car can get to around Nigeria because it has a ground clearance that can make the car soar also on bad roads. Congrats to Jowi Zaza whose real name is Joseph Eze Okafor on this one.