The 1930s is a period in automobile history wherein elegance and extravagance were the norm. With this in mind, Eadon Green unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show its homage to this classic year with the Black Cuillin Vision Model.
Indeed, the design is more than apt for the period especially with how the front clip has a rounded form and has those arching fenders. It even has the long hood much like what the cars of that period had. Looking on the inside, there are a number of details in leather, wood trim, and chrome. While Eadon Green did not release any official information on the features, the images and the unit on display show that there are buttons for the menus and modes and there is even a navigation function. This means that the features may be similar to what other brands release as limited-production luxury versions.
There is also no word yet on the performance. All we know really is that it will be fitted with a V12 engine. This is only known though because images show a V12 carrying the Eadon Green badge. However since the engine is shown to be placed along the length of the hood, there is the possibility that the Black Cuillin could have a rear-wheel drive. Eadon Green though did reveal that the powertrain and chassis would have a more contemporary feel to it which means the transmission could be an automatic type and it will likely include a paddle-shift. Given that this is still a concept, there is no assurance from the company yet on whether a production version is in the works.
According to Eadon Green, when the Black Cuillin was first put into development, it was called as the FE57. The goal was to look at the Grand Tourer and be inspired by how it was styled during this period in time. Initially, the base model was an Alfa 8C 2900 convertible but this was later changed to a Coupe. As development moved along, there were a number of descriptions raised but the decision was to have a large vehicle that displayed high quality and bring to mind the financial status and the romance of people who rode this type of vehicles during the 1930s.
In Eadon Green’s website, Managing Director Felix Eaton revealed that the inspiration for this project was with Poirot. He was watching an episode and immediately fell in love with the 1930s convertible that was driven by one of the characters. However, Eaton said that only few such models coming from this period were sold and if they were, they were priced so high that it would be better off as an exhibit. Because of this, Eaton said that he decided to build one and the result is the Black Cuillin.