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Nearly 50 years ago, Land Rover cre­ated the lux­ury SUV sec­tor with the in­tro­duc­tion of the Range Rover. Now it is defin­ing a new genre with the first full-size lux­ury SUV coupé in the world: the lim­it­ededi­tion two-door Range Rover SV Coupé.

Cre­ated by Land Rover De­sign and Spe­cial Ve­hi­cle Op­er­a­tions (SVO), the SV Coupé fea­tures a se­duc­tive body al­lied to su­perla­tive cabin lux­ury and su­pe­rior all-ter­rain abil­ity. Only 999 will be hand­crafted by SVO for clients world­wide – with an ex­tremely lim­ited num­ber headed to South Africa. With the ex­cep­tion of the bon­net and lower tail­gate, all of the twodoor alu­minium ex­te­rior pan­els of the SV Coupé are new, as are the front and rear bumpers. Be­spoke per­son­al­i­sa­tion of­fers SV Coupé clients the op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate a truly unique ve­hi­cle, grant­ing ac­cess to 100 more paint colours, plus unique ‘match to sam­ple’ hues, with a range of fin­ishes.

The SV Coupé is also the fastest-ever full­size Range Rover, with a top speed of 266 km/h. Pow­ered by the most powerful en­gine ever placed in a full-size Range Rover – a 5.0-litre supercharg­ed V8 petrol en­gine de­liv­er­ing 416 kw and 700 Nm of torque – means the SV Coupé hits 0-100 km/h in just 5.3 sec­onds.

The sus­pen­sion is tuned to pro­vide a driver­fo­cused edge and ride height is low­ered by 8 mm, but the SV Coupé still has a 900 mm max­i­mum wad­ing depth and a max­i­mum tow­ing ca­pac­ity of 3.5 tonnes, and four al­loy wheel op­tions from 21-inch to 23-inch are avail­able. Prospec­tive SV Coupé clients can reg­is­ter their in­ter­est now on www.lan­

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