When the Range Rover Velar was added to the range, car enthusiasts around the world praised it for its elegant, almost coupe-like design, even if the drive itself was reviewed as unsatisfying. At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Range Rover has flicked another card from its design cabinet, recalling the original Rangie with the two-door Range Rover SV Coupe.
The SV Coupe is essentially a more exclusive, more stylish and more expensive version of the Range Rover. The two-door SV coupe is the brainchild of JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations Department. With the blacked out pillars, frame-less doors, and the floating roof, it is a handsome looking car. The bespoke panels will be hand assembled at the SVO technical center. It rides on a bunch of alloy wheels ranging from 21 to 23 inches and the ride height is lower by 7.75 mm.
In the interior, the SV is fitted with all the luxury amenities, which includes InControl Touch Pro Duo dual-screen infotainment screen, a HUD, and a 23-speaker Meridian sound system.
Under the hood, the supercharged 5.0-litre V8 produces 557 hp and 700 Nm of torque, which is exactly what the Range Rover SVAutobiography model churns out. This propels the SV Coupe from 0 to 100 kph in just over 5 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 266 kph.
As it’s a Range Rover, the off-road capabilities are not compromised. There is four-wheel drive with Range Rover’s Terrain Response 2 control, a locking rear differential, and a two-speed transfer case.
Only 999 Range Rover SV Coupes will be built and it will be on sale in the final quarter of 2018. The price tag though is going to be pretty hefty. It should cost US$ 295,995 apiece which makes it more than US$ 100,000 more expensive than the SVAutobiography Dynamic model.