A new Coupe Range Rover, handbuilt by the SVO division of Land Rover, has been shown at the 2018 Geneva motor show.
Taking inspiration from the style icon that is the original two-door Range Rover, Land Rover has developed a new limited edition Coupe version of Range Rover. Hand built at the Special Vehicle Operations facility in Warwickshire, the SV Coupe is based on a shortened version of the Range Rover platform, and is set to cost £240,000. Just 999 will be produced.
Sitting 75mm lower than a regular Range Rover
, the SV Coupe is actually 13mm longer than the regular car. Mechanically it’s virtually identical to the ‘standard’ Autobiography, with the same permanent four-wheel drive system and eight-speed automatic transmission. Four wheel options are available, from 21-23-inches. For the sirst time, all-terrain 275/40 R23 tyres are available. The ride height has been dropped by 8mm at low speed, and 15mm above 65mph to improve handling.
Powered by the company’s 5-litre V8 engine, producing 557bhp and 516ft lb, the Coupe is capable of 0-60mph in around 5.0 seconds and a top speed of 165mph.
The price tag puts it squarely into competition with some extremely luxurious cars – the upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan for one – and the interior of the car has been modelled on the kind of luxury and quality that are normally associated with yachts and private jets – and a significant step up from the ‘regular’ Range Rover. It’s a strict four-seater, with semi-aniline quilted leather seats – that are both heated and cooled.
As you would expect of a bespoke car, interior and exterior colour and trim options are extensive. 16 special paint finishes can be selected for the outside (or you can create your own colour if you really want), as well as various contrasting or matching options for the inside. Land Rover will offer four front-to-rear contrast seating options if you wish, with different colours for the front and rear seats.
Wood plays a big part in the SV Coupe’s interior, with a new Nautica package allowing more options when it comes to mixing and matching different types of wood, including walnut, sycamore. Black ash and pallisander can also be specified, with wood fitted to the door cards, centre console, steering wheel and luggage area.