THE most luxurious, exclusive and powerful production Range Rover ever launched has hit the catwalk in New York, sporting a very fashionable £150,000 (€205,499) price tag – the SVAutobiography.
From the company that is providing most of the villains’ cars in the new 007 movie Spectre, the new flagship 4×4 has been specially engineered at Jaguar Land Rover’s new, elite Special Vehicle Operations unit (JLR).
The supercar 4×4 was unveiled last week at the New York International Motor Show in the US, one of the company’s biggest export markets.
At a cost of £150,000 (€205,499), it’s twice the price of the entry level Range Rover, however it’s more than twice the car. It has enhancements such as tailgate chairs, deep-pile carpet, start-stop surround and rotary controls machined from solid aluminium with beautiful knurled details, as are the foot pedals.
The ‘special ops’ arm of JLR has fitted the Range Rover SVAutobiography with a powerful, supercharged five-litre V8 engine which develops a staggering 539bhp of pulling power, equivalent to five Ford Fiestas – all of which means that this beautiful, catwalk supermodel has the sort of power normally found in an Italian supercar.
A spokesperson said: “The SVAutobiography is the most luxurious and powerful series-production Range Rover in the model’s successful 45-year history.”
Prices for the Range Rover SVAutobiography start at £149,000 (€204,129), around the same price as the long-awaited Bentley Bentayga 4×4, which goes on sale next year.