While Land Rover formerly was known for being rural all-terrain vehicles nowadays this focus changes to luxury. Specially the top-of-the-range cars from Range Rover still are offroad cars, but built for customers that seek comfort and luxury in the interior. At Geneva International Motorshow debuted a very exclusive version, the SV Coupé. Thanks to a 565 PS strong variant of the well-known V8 supercharged engine this car is the fastest Range Rover of all times. In just 5.3 seconds the car reaches 62 mph and is able to get up to 165 mph. Compared to the normal four-door model the chassis got a sporty tuning including eight millimeters less height.
Inspired by the original model Range Rover that arrived only as a two-door model at the market in 1970 the Land Rover design studio developed the SV Coupé together with SVO (Special Vehicle Operations), where it will be build by hand. Next to the typical design language the new car gets frameless side windows and electrical closing doors and a big panoramic glass roof above the passengers. For the bodywork SVO offers more than 100 paint colors which can be combined with new conture lines and special designs for outlets and grille. An exclusive ‘Liquesence’ paint has been added to the offers as well and gives the Coupé a shine of liquid metal. Customers can also choose to get their individual color by sample. Also the SV Coupé gets up to 23 inch big alloy wheels.
On the inside you can find semi-aniline leather with quilted diamond stitching from a tannery founded in 1905. Next to four one-colored concepts the customers can choose from another four two-colored possibilities where the back seats get another color than the front seats. Next to that three different wood decors are offered, including new ‘Nautica’ combination with sycamore and walnut wood. Contrast stitchings, individual stitchings at the headrests and special entry sill plates individualize the car even more.
First examples of the new Range Rover SV Coupé will reach their owners within Q4 2018. Worldwide only 999 people will get one new as the Brits don’t want to produce more. Prices start at 295,995 US$.
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