This uber-high-spec version of the Range Rover Autobiography Black has been designed together with gun manufacturer Holland & Holland. It’s the latest offering from Jaguar Land Rovers SVO skunkworks, and it costs… wait for it… £180,000.
For that frankly eye-watering sum you get a unique colour scheme including Holland & Holland Green, and a bespoke interior; highlights include finely engraved Holland & Holland badges and door handles, bespoke leather trim, and large swathes of woodwork, subtly polished to resemble the oil-finished gunstocks of Holland & Holland, and crafted from a single huge piece of walnut, 150cm long by 50cm wide, to ensure that every veneer is perfectly matched.
There’s more gobsmackery to be found in the boot, where a leather-trimmed aluminium loadspace cabinet with an Alcantara-trimmed interior will safely swallow a brace of Holland & Hollands. It’s removable when maximum luggage capacity is required, and sits on a deployable loadspace floor, engineered from aluminium and carbon fibre and finished with leather and wood veneer. The floor components are cut to produce a unique platform that slides out with a damped action, to ensure that the cabinet is easily accessible, even when the tailgate is open. The sliding floor is also designed to be load-bearing so that it can still be sat upon when owners wish to change their footwear or stop for a picnic. When floor and box are in their travel position, they sit low and well back in the boot to ensure that there is still plenty of room for luggage or sports equipment.
John Edwards, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, said, ‘This shows the huge potential of SVO, which encapsulates both off- and on-road performance as well as luxury and craftsmanship.’
Only 40 will be made per year, over the next three years.