This week, Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division has unveiled the Range Rover SV Coupe – a limited production, 3-door coupe version of the full size Range Rover.
Range Rover claims the SV Coupe is the “first full-size luxury SUV coupe”, and rightfully so – it’s an actual 3-door, as opposed to the sloped roof, 5-door monstrosities of BMW and Mercedes. The only exterior body panels it shares with the regular Range Rover are the bonnet and lower tailgate, the rest are completely new – including a new 2-part grille, finished in Brunei Metallic mesh and chrome trim. The RR badge is finished in chrome with black lettering, while the long side vents are trimmed in ‘Noble Chrome’. SVO will offer 8 exterior colours will be offered – 4 of them are new to Range Rover entirely. 4 wheel options are available, which Range from 21 inches to 23 inches (see what I did there?).
In terms of suspension, the SV Coupe rides 8mm lower than the standard Range Rover – this drops to 15mm lower at highway speeds. Air suspension is standard, and offers 5 modes: Access Height (50mm lower), Normal, Off-Road 1 (40mm taller), Off-Road 2 (75mm taller) and an option for an additional 30-40mm over Off-Road 2.
Inside, the SV Coupe is not just any normal Range Rover. It has 4 seats, each trimmed in semi-aniline quilted leather inspired by yachts and private jets. Customers will have an option of 4 interior colour schemes – Orchid/Eclipse, Orchid/Vintage Tan, Brogue/Ebony and Cirrus/Lunar. SVO will also offer a range of single-colour trims too. The front seats (trimmed in leather from a heritage tannery) are both heated and cooled – they are 20 way adjustable while the rear seats are 10 way adjustable.
The cabin is trimmed in a choice of Nautica veneer (which blends walnut and sycamore wood), Natural Black Ash and Santos Palisander. Wood is also used on the steering wheel, doors, centre console, instrument cluster and boot floor as an accent material.
Technology wise, the SV Coupe is very similar to the regular Range Rover – you get the same InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment & climate system, a colour heads up display, premium Meridian audio system and a digital driver’s gauge cluster.
The SV Coupe is the fastest Range River ever, as it is powered by a 5.0L supercharged V8 producing 416kW of power and 700Nm of torque. It is paired to an 8-speed automatic and four whee drive, pushing it to 100km/h in 5.3 seconds towards a top speed of 266km/h.
A mere 999 SV Coupes will be built, with their owners working hand in hand with SVO to personalise their Car as much as possible. Pricing will start in the UK for a whopping £240,000 ($427,000 AUD). What do you think of the SV Coupe? Let me know down below!