Look back at the birth of the original Land Rover | How Land Rover has driven adventure and scientific exploration | GQ Editor Dylan Jones discusses inspiration with Chief Design Officer Gerry McGovern | Exploring the potential impact of electrification and connected vehicles | Tackling the 999 steep steps up to Heaven’s Gate in China
RANGE ROVER SV COUPÉ E
RANGE ROVER SV COUPÉ E X C L U S I V I T Y P E R S O N I F I E D 90
Compelling contemporary design, with bespoke exclusivity, peerless refinement and uncompromised sophistication – meet the new Range Rover SV Coupé PHOTOGRAPHY G A R Y B R Y A N The new Range Rover SV Coupé brings together the very best in premium design, unbeatable capabilities and supreme customisable finishing. It's exceptionally exclusive too; only 999 vehicles of this landmark Range Rover will ever be created Born from a modernist design philosophy and hand-built with precision, the landmark two-door Range Rover SV Coupé is both the world’s first full-size luxury SUV coupé and the most exclusive Range Rover available today – limited to only 999 vehicles. Featuring seductive lines with clean frameless doors, the beautifully-proportioned SV Coupé’s silhouette alludes to its heritage while oozing refinement. With its two-tone 23" wheels, it offers a powerful, poised stance, and a distinguished road presence. “The SV concept is a celebration of the Range Rover bloodline,” says Land Rover Chief Design Officer Gerry McGovern. “With its breathtaking proportions, the four-seat coupé speaks volumes to our commitment to design excellence.” Built by Land Rover Special Vehicles (SV), the SV Coupé, currently in its pre-production phase, is also superbly engineered. The 565PS V8 Supercharged engine delivers a dynamic drive with exceptional performance on and off road. Advanced air suspension ensures comfort is always paramount, handling is confident and passengers can enter and exit with ease. With meticulous attention to detail, the exquisite interior combines traditional craft skills and up-to-the-minute technologies. Each vehicle is entirely bespoke and both the interior and exterior can be tailored to individual requirements, as highlighted by John Edwards, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicles: “Owners have the opportunity to indulge their desire to commission a truly unique vehicle to their exact taste. Our dedicated Bespoke by SV team have decades of design expertise and offer a portfolio of exclusive colours, gloss and satin finishes and interior materials to enable owners to express their utmost individuality on our most exclusive vehicle.” FIND OUT MORE at landrover.com 91
Land Rover Magazine showcases stories from around the world that celebrate inner strength and the drive to go Above and Beyond.
In this issue, New Defender is put through its paces by two inspirational young adventurers as they prepare for an expedition to the South Pole. We also celebrate 50 years of Range Rover by taking a journey of discovery to Dubai. As well as looking back, we look to future as a group of visionaries explain the technologies that could change the future for all of us.