Based on the existing SVAutobiography and the SVAutobiography Dynamic, you’ll need at least £183,706 or £147,441 to buy the new top-spec Ultimate edition Range Rovers. For those distinctly chunky price tags you get a hand-finished, mega luxurious vehicle, with finishing touches from the ‘SV Bespoke’ department of Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division.
Tailored details are the aim of the game, so customers get ‘the full range of personalisation touches’. The bonnet and tailgate feature copper-edged SV badging, and there are copper-plated black enamel SV roundels on the B-pillars, as well as SV stitching on the headrests, while the treadplates feature illuminated Ultimate edition logos.
Opt for the long-wheelbase SVAutobiography and you get doors that close themselves, 1.2 meters of rear legroom and reclining, heated and cooled rear seats with a ‘hot stone massage function’. (Just the ticket after a day’s bumpy greenlaning.) There’s also a full-length console with ‘Zenith’ clock, a fridge, and picnic tables for your egg and cress sandwiches... or (more likely) your gold-plated Macbook.
The more performance focused SVAutobiography Dynamic, with its 8mm lower ride height and revised suspension geometry, is only available in standard wheelbase with the obligatory fire-breathing 565PS Supercharged petrol V8. You get more variety with the non-Dynamic option, including the far greener 75g/km P400e plug-in hybrid – two very different drivetrains, united by their ability to make Range Rovers go like the clappers.
What colour is it?
But the most striking addition is the beautiful new satin-finish paint, called Orchard Green, which seems not a million miles from the Bronze Green we all know from Series I Land Rovers. (If you remember the Range Rover Fifty limited edition from last year, you'll know this isn't the first time that Land Rover has introduced experimented with interesting colours that aspire those those with an eye for the marque's heritage.)
The ‘recommended’ interior spec offers a pleasing contrast of Vintage Tan leather with Copper Weave (long-wheelbase) or Steel Weave (Dynamic) carbon fibre finishers. The Dynamic has diamond-quilted semi-aniline leather, but the long-wheelbase SVAutobiography also offers the option of Italian ‘Poltrona Frau’ leather instead, for a ‘truly cosseting experience’.
“Our SV Bespoke commissioning experts have taken the classic combination of a green and black exterior and given it a thoroughly modern twist, using a contemporary satin paint finish and copper detailing. This elegant combination is strengthened further with the recommended Vintage Tan interior themes available.” - Clare Hansen, Director of Land Rover Vehicle Personalisation
You can find your nearest Land Rover dealer at www.landrover.co.uk.