Want to get noticed? This should do the trick.
Next week, the new Land Rover Range Rover will be revealed. The news was confirmed by the company as it teased new images of the all-conquering SUV. But before that happens, Land Rover has gone ahead and announced a special, extremely limited version of the existing Range Rover in Japan. Known as the Range Rover SV Golden Edition, a mere five examples of this luxury SUV will be made available. This special edition model is a product of the company's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) department and is based on the high-specification Autobiography trim, so you can probably guess what the price is like.
As the name suggests, the SV Golden Edition's exterior is jazzed up with gold trim, including a tailgate finisher in gold. The primary paint color is an SV-bespoke blue, and it combines with the gold trim to create quite a commanding presence. Other unique touches include a different front bumper finisher and side accent graphics. The Range Rover rides on large 22-inch wheels with a seven-split-spoke design and a contrast diamond-turned finish.
The interior is more restrained as Land Rover has chosen to stick to a black color scheme. The seats are upholstered in classy semi-aniline leather and the dark look extends to the Ebony headliner. There are bright metal pedals as well.
All the expected driver-assist features are in place like a 360-degree camera system, a driver condition monitor, and a head-up display.
Powering this glitzy SUV is the brand's 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine. In its most powerful form, this engine produces 557 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, enough for a 0-60 blast in around five seconds.
In Japan, the Range Rover SV Golden Edition carries a starting price of 23,218,000 yen, which is equivalent to over $203,000 at current rates. While the gold detailing is an acquired taste, the Golden Edition's exclusivity should ensure that all five units are quickly snapped up. Orders for the Golden Edition opened earlier this month.