416kW Range Rover SV Coupe Revealed…Here in 2019
The Range Rover SV Coupe has been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, billed as “the most distinguished, luxurious and exclusive Range Rover ever built”.
PROOF THAT no niche is ever off limits when dollar signs are in sight, the Range Rover SV Coupe has been revealed. Boasting just two doors and what Land Rover describes as being “the next generation of cabin luxury” this might just be the most ridiculous new car you’ll see this year; I mean, two doors and yet you’re asking the “elite” to clamber up and over the front seat to get into the back. Hmmm. It’s also the first Range Rover to offer 23-inch wheels so don’t expect it to do much rock hopping.
The SV Coupe is the fastest-ever full-size Range Rover, with a 226km/h top speed. It runs a 416kW 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 petrol engine, allowing the thing to hit 0-100km/h in just 5.3 seconds. Land Rover said the suspension has been tuned to provide a more driver-focused edge than the standard Range Rover, with a ride height lowered by 8mm.
Buyers will be able to spec the thing to suit themselves with the likes of different coloured front and rear seats and a bunch of clever interior veneers and exterior paint finishes.
The SV Coupe can trace its lineage back 50 years to the launch of the original Range Rover. The development of this limited-edition Rangie (only 999 will be available worldwide), which will lob into Australia in early 2019, was handled by Land Rover Design and Special Vehicle Operations.
Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer at Land Rover, said: “The Range Rover SV Coupé is a celebration of the Range Rover bloodline. With a dramatic two-door silhouette, this breath-taking four seat coupé alludes to its unique heritage whilst being thoroughly modern and contemporary. Beautifully realised, superbly engineered, the Range Rover SV Coupé delivers the most distinguished, luxurious and exclusive Range Rover ever built.”
According to John Edwards, Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director: “The introduction of the new SV Coupé brings a new level of individual expression to the Range Rover portfolio and builds on the success of Special Vehicle Operations’ existing bespoke Range Rover programme. Feedback from SV clients who have already seen the vehicle in confidential commissioning sessions has been overwhelmingly positive.”
Stay tuned for local pricing…it won’t be cheap or available in big numbers.