Limited-Run Range Rover SV Coupe Two-Door Hearkens Back to Brand’s Roots
Two-Door Range Rover to Be Revealed March 6
The first Range Rover, which debuted for the 1970 model year, was an upmarket take on Land Rover’s utilitarian offerings. But unlike its lineup of successors, the first luxury SUV from Solihull was originally a two-door SUV, with a traditional four-door added to the lineup in the 1980s and the two-door completely gone by 1995.
Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) will pay homage to that first two-door Range Rover with a limited run of special two-door SV Coupes, slated for a March 6 debut at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. Presumably based on the architecture of the current short-wheelbase Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic, the SV Coupe will be limited to 999 units and sold worldwide.
The company is keeping many details of the SV Coupe a secret until closer to its reveal date, but SVO did release a teaser image showing the SUV’s interior. With a full-length center console, the SV Coupe is a strict four-seater, and many of its finishes and upholstery seem bespoke to the vehicle. Gorgeous figured wood trim coats the dashboard and console, and the front and rear seating areas get their own distinct color environments: white leather fore and navy blue leather aft.
SVO promises expressive, sporty exterior styling for the SV Coupe, and we expect similarly superlative powertrain options befitting a special product. Plan on a firespitting supercharged 5.0L V-8 with at least 500 hp (shared with the Range Rover Sport SVR).
Whether the Range Rover SV Coupe will retain its siblings’ off-road performance remains to be seen, but nevertheless, it should be an interesting and beautiful styling exercise from SVO.
Source: Land Rover