LRO reader Mike Giarchi emailed to say this, 'Just spotted the new Range Rover at Membury Services on the M4. The driver was very cagy and drive off as soon as people started taking pictures. I was unable to identify any specification.'
The DVLA website confirms that it's a 4400c, diesel model registered on 25.7.11. And that it's brown... Custom 'Dazzle' however is not a colour!
This type of paintwork has its origins in the First World War. During World War I, the British and Americans faced a serious threat from German U-boats, which were sinking allied shipping at a dangerous rate. All attempts to camouflage ships at sea had failed, as the appearance of the sea and sky are always changing. A British artist and naval officer, Norman Wilkinson, devised a new camouflage scheme where, instead of trying to conceal the ship, it simply broke up its lines and made it more difficult for the U-boat captain to determine the ship's course. The British called this camouflage scheme 'Dazzle Painting.' The Americans called it 'Razzle Dazzle.'