Half the doors but three times the price: Range Rover reveals its SV Coupe, harking back to the 1970s original – but costing a hefty £240k
- Just 999 SV Coupes will be built by the JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations team
- Each Range Rover will be based on the £142,000 SVAutobiography model
- Just two panels are carried over from the standard car – the boot lid and bonnet
- It is not only the most expensive Range Rover ever, it’s also the fastest, accelerating from 0-62mph in 5 secs and on to a top speed of 165mph
You have to pay a premium if you want style over practicality – and that’s definitely the case if you’re buying the latest Range Rover.
Called the SV Coupe, it harks back to the 1970s original Range Rover by adopting a two-door design that ultimately makes it a less perfect family wagon.
But despite this, the limited run of 999 models will be sold for at least £240,000 – that’s £60,000 more than the most expensive model they currently offer and three times the price of a standard Range Rover
It might seem like a steep fee to pay for what is ultimately a less usable Range Rover, but there is a reason for the near quarter of a million pound price tag.
Each of the 999 being created will be hand built by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division in Ryton, Coventry, and will use the lavish-spec £141,580 Range Rover SVAutobiography as a starting point.
Half a decade in the making, it was one of the original projects conceived by the customising department of JLR, but the complexity of removing the two rear doors seems to have pegged the project back somewhat.