We announced last month that Land Rover would bring back a limited edition two-door Range Rover. Today at the Geneva Motor Show, the full plan was revealed to the public and it is a gorgeous work of modern luxury.
Based on the current full-size Range Rover, the SV Coupe gets an almost entirely bespoke body well beyond simply repositioning the B-pillar. The roof and rear window slope more aggressively to help sell the coupe designation. The signature accent louvers have moved from the doors to the front fenders, and the scallop that defines the lower section of the profile has been recontoured compared to the standard four-door.
Inside, the SV Coupe is a feast of custom finishes and sumptuous leather combinations. A number of two-tone colorways feature contrasting front and rear seats. A new Nautica wood veneer option merges sycamore and walnut into a two-tone surface for the dashboard, door panels, center consoles, cargo floor and steering wheel.
Under the hood is the 557-hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 from the Range Rover SV Autobiography, while the suspension is set 8mm lower than the standard Range Rover. The Range Rover SV Coupe is the fastest Range Rover yet, with a 0-60 mph time of 5.0 seconds and a top speed of 165 mph.
Stretching the brand’s luxury appeal in the face of competition from Bentley and others, the SV Coupe introduces a number of custom paint finishes, including tinted clear coat and a new Liquesence option that introduces a liquid metal finish. The interior features leathers that come from a single tannery; wider, deeper seats are trimmed in a unique diamond-quilted pattern.
Special warranty coverage is included with the SV Coupe that covers routine wear items like brake pads and wiper blades for up to five years. Base price for the special Range Rover is $295,000, and no more than 999 examples will be built globally.
The Range Rover SV Coupe will make its North American debut at the New York Auto Show March 28 through April 10.