30.03.2018 by Rovertune
Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has created the world’s first full-size luxury SUV coupé, a special limited-edition two-door Range Rover. With a 565PS and 700Nm 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 petrol powertrain this makes SV Coupé the fastest-ever full-size Range Rover, with 0-60mph in just 5 seconds and 165mph top speed**. Priced from £240,000 in the UK, no more than 999 models will be produced.
It was nearly 50 years ago when Land Rover created the luxury SUV sector with the introduction of the Range Rover. Now it’s defining a new genre with the world’s first full-size luxury SUV coupé: the limited-edition two-door Range Rover SV Coupé.
Below we set out details of the new SV Coupé, as released by Land Rover, to give potential buyers a brief insight as to what they can expect from this exceptional vehicle.
This special model features a seductive body allied to what is considered to be the next-generation in cabin luxury. It also features the peerless all-terrain ability customers will expect from a Range Rover. The vehicles signature floating roof, continuous waist and tapering tail are instantly recognizable as Range Rover DNA.
SV Coupé’s purity of line will be complemented by power-close doors with frameless glass. In combination with the panoramic roof, light floods into the cabin, accentuating the relaxed, sophisticated and contemporary ambience.
Carefully curated body colour combinations, including a new Contour Graphic available in four duo-tone colourways, are offset by unique side vent and grille designs.
This is also the first Range Rover with a 23-inch wheel option.
Enhanced luxury and exquisite craftsmanship extends inside too, with semi-aniline leather front seats bringing Range Rover’s already premium interior to a new level of luxury: accommodation comparable to private jets and yachts. Their gradated diamond quilt design is unique to SV Coupé.
Each SV Coupé will be hand-assembled to each customers personal specification by experts at the SVO Technical Centre in the UK – a first for Range Rover.
SV Coupé customers can choose from four front-to-rear contrast interior colourways, or a range of single-tone interior colours. Both are complemented by a choice of three elegant wood veneers. A first for Range Rover is Nautica, which carefully balances heritage craftsmanship with new technology, fusing walnut and sycamore together.
Optional paint finishes include Liquesence, which brings a sensational liquid metal finish to Range Rover for the first time. Additionally, Special Vehicle Operations’ bespoke personalisation team offers SV Coupé clients the opportunity to indulge their desire to create a truly unique vehicle to their exacting taste, granting access to 100 more paint colours, plus unique ‘match to sample’ hues, with a range of finishes; duo-tone front and rear leather colours with a bespoke quilt pattern; contrast stitching; headrest embroidery; doorhandle and treadplate engraving and semi-precious metal badging.
The suspension is tuned to provide a more driver-focused edge than the standard Range Rover, with a ride height lowered by 8mm, but will remain composed and comfortable at all times. Plus, the SV Coupé loses none of Range Rover’s legendary all-terrain ability, with 900mm maximum wading depth and a maximum towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes.
Range Rover SV Coupé sales are anticipated to start from the fourth quarter of 2018.
COMPELLING BODY DESIGN
With the exception of the bonnet and lower tailgate, all of the two-door SV Coupé’s aluminium exterior panels are new, as are the front and rear bumpers. A new two-part grille features Brunel Metallic rear mesh overlaid with Bright Chrome front mesh and a Satin Indus Silver metal surround, while Bright Chrome/Black Knurled Range Rover bonnet and tailgate script is handcrafted in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter.
Noble Chrome metal side vents with Brunel Metallic mesh and Satin Indus Silver metal surrounds complement frameless doors with Power Close functionality and Bright Chrome embellished body colour door handles.
Pixel-laser LED headlights with 144 LEDs and four laser diodes (market dependent fitment) provide five times higher luminance than standard LED lights on Laser Supplementary High Beam – over 500m, operational above 50mph/80kph when no other external lights are detected.
Eight body colours are available, in gloss or satin effects, four offered for the first time on Range Rover: Constellation, Parallax, Liquesence and Obsidian; and four from the SV Premium Palette: Ethereal, Flux, Valloire, and Desire. The Liquesence option brings liquid metal finish to Range Rover for the first time. SV Coupé clients can also specify one of four exclusive duo-tone gloss Contour Graphic options: Valloire/Flux, Valloire/Ethereal, Parallax/Ethereal, Obsidian/Desire.
16 optional SV Premium Palette colours include a range of finishes including tri-coat, tinted clear coat, pearlescent, ChromaFlairTM and satin matte finishes. And, further colours are available as part of Special Vehicle Operations’ bespoke personalisation service offered exclusively at Range Rover SV Coupé commissioning events or by appointment at the SVO Technical Centre in Warwickshire, UK.
SUMPTUOUS INTERIOR Stunning to the eye, sumptuous to the touch, SV Coupé’s interior is a light, contemporary, space where attention to detail has been paramount. Four curated duo-tone colourways, contrasting light to dark, front to rear include Orchid/Eclipse, Orchid/Vintage Tan, Brogue/Ebony and Cirrus/Lunar, while four single-tone colours are also available: Ebony, Lunar, Eclipse and Vintage Tan.
InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment includes a 10-inch display, 10-inch control panel and 12-inch Interactive Driver Display, while a full-colour Head-Up Display shows turn information including street names, slope and wheel information, cruise control, RPM and gear information. The 1700w, 23-speaker, Meridian Signature Sound System with dual-channel subwoofer features Trifield 3D technology for optimum sound quality.
SV Coupé features Range Rover’s most powerful 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 petrol powertrain producing 565PS, 700Nm, mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission with rotary drive selector and paddle-shift which delivers a 0-60mph time of just 5.0 seconds (0-100kph in 5.3 seconds) and 165mph top speed.
Permanent four-wheel drive with a two-speed transfer box and Active Locking Rear Differential ensures effortless go-anywhere progress, assisted by Terrain Response 2 featuring Dynamic, Eco, Comfort, Grass Gravel Snow, Mud and Ruts, Sand and Rock Crawl programmes.
SV Coupé’s ride height is lowered by 8mm over the standard Range Rover, to deliver enhanced dynamic performance and aesthetics and automatically lowers by 15mm at cruising speeds of 65mph or above to enhance stability and minimise fuel consumption.
Its five air suspension height settings include: Access Height (-50mm max below normal ride height), Off-Road 1 Ride Height (+40mm max above normal ride height, up to 80kph), Off-Road 2 Ride Height (+75mm max above normal ride height, up to 50kph) – additional 30-40mm automatic increase if obstacle detected, and a further manually selectable 30-40mm increase above that.
Four alloy wheel options from 21-inch to 23-inch include two new forged wheels – the 23-inch wheel, a two-tone silver polished six split-spoke design with 275/40 R23 all-terrain tyres, is a first for Range Rover. The 22-inch dark grey polished five split-spoke with polished finish is also new.
Unique to Range Rover SV Coupé is a five-year Care Package, available either as standard or as an optional extra in most markets*. An extension to the existing Land Rover warranty is accompanied by five-year servicing and maintenance plans, which cover scheduled services plus wiper blade, brake disc and pad replacement.
*Excludes Latin America and the Caribbean region (LACRO), Ukraine. Terms and conditions vary by country
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine capacity: 4,999 cc V8 Supercharged petrol
Power: 565PS / 416KW
Torque: 700Nm / 515lb ft
Transmission: 8-speed automatic, Permanent All-Wheel Drive, two-speed transfer box
Suspension Front: independent, SLA with twin lower links with air springs/ Adaptive Damping / Dynamic Response
Rear: independent, Integral link with air springs / AdaptiveDamping / Dynamic Response
Front brakes: 380mm ventilated discs
Rear brakes: 365mm ventilated discs
Tyres: 275/45 R21, 275/40 R22 or 275/40 R23
Steering: Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) rack and pinion
Towing capability (Maximum Permissable Mass) 3500kg, Electrically Deployable Towbar with Advanced Tow Assist
PERFORMANCE & ECONOMY
0-60mph: 5.0 sec
0-100km/h: 5.3 sec
Top speed: 165 mph / 266kph
Fuel consumption: 16mpg, US combined
**All figures are manufacturer’s targets and subject to final confirmation ahead of production