Land Rover Joins with Holland & Holland for Special Range Rover
Special Vehicle Operations to Produce the H&H in Limited Numbers
Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) announced a partnership with high-end hunting outfitter Holland & Holland to build an extremely luxurious Range Rover.
Based on the Range Rover Autobiography Black (the brand’s range-topper), the special edition adds Holland & Holland Green bodywork, special badging, and a unique, monochrome paint scheme that does away with some chrome on the grille for a subtle look.
Inside, the H & H gets trimmed in tan and espresso-colored leather, with branded embroidery for the front seats. Our favorite features are the specially embossed interior door handles and French walnut wood trim, which recall the oil-finished gunstock and hardware of a vintage rifle or shotgun. Additionally, the dashboard’s letterbox panel has been decorated with what the company calls “gunstock checkering,” giving the car an extremely bespoke look inside.
The car’s extended wheelbase means that passengers in the two individual rear buckets are treated to acres of space. Those seats can recline individually, separated by a special extended center console that offers additional storage, USB charging ports, and (get this) electrically deployable walnut tables.
The H & H Range Rover’s real party piece is found in the cargo area, though. Lowering the trademark Range Rover tailgate reveals an aluminum cabinet trimmed in the same tan leather as the seats. The cabinet’s espresso-colored Alcantara interior can be fitted to securely transport two Holland & Holland rifles or shotguns, and the cabinet is fully removable to preserve the Range Rover’s maximum cargo capacity. The cabinet sits on a load-bearing extendable floor that Land Rover says can be used as a picnic bench (the classy, English equivalent of tailgating) when the cabinet is removed.
According to Land Rover, SVO will produce about 30 H & H Range Rovers each year for three years, all of them priced at £180,000 (about $285,000, at current exchange rates). There’s no word on when (or if) the Holland & Holland will be available in the United States.
Source: Land Rover