JLR SVO Has Brought A Very Special Range Rover SV Coupe To Geneva


This new coupe is the revival of the original two-door Range Rover.

The Range Rover Classic was launched back in 1970. Land Rover celebrated the original by building 10 exact recreations for a few very wealthy customers. The original Range Rover is only a few years away from celebrating its 50th birthday, but the teams at Land Rover Design and Special Vehicle Operations couldn't wait to celebrate with a special model. At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Land Rover has revealed the limited edition Range Rover SV Coupe: the fastest full-size Range Rover ever built.

Power comes from a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 producing 557 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Zero-to-60 mph takes only 5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 165 mph. Each SV Coupe will be hand-assembled at the SVO Technical Center in Warwickshire, and no more than 999 examples will be available worldwide. Land Rover hasn't said how many will be allocated for each country, but we hope a few will come stateside. The SV Coupe starts at £240,000 (around $334,000). Even with a massive price tag, we have no doubts this rare coupe will sell out quick. Interested clients can register on Land Rover's website to have a better chance of getting one.

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Aside from having a sleek two-door body, the SV Coupe will also sport plenty of unique customization options, including a Contour Graphic, curated body color combinations, and unique side vent and grille designs. This will also be the first Range Rover with a 23-inch wheel option. The SV Coupe will offer an unparalleled level of luxury with a new diamond quilt interior design unique to this car. Since each car in hand-assembled, customers will have a nearly limitless ability to personalize their SV Coupes. Clients can further choose two different interior colors and three elegant wood veneers.

Land Rover will offer an optinal paint color called Liquesence, which adds a sensational liquid metal finish to the car. We doubt two SV Coupes will end up being identical because there are 100 paint colors, plus unique "match to sample" hues, with a range of finishes. Customers can also opt for headrest embroidery, door handle and tread plate engraving, and semi-precious metal badging. By 2020, all Land Rover models will feature some form of electrification. The original Range Rover will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2020, but we imagine the SVO team wanted this special coupe to use a traditional gas engine so it could truly pay homage to the original.