Land Rover has revealed the Range Rover SVAutobiography ahead of its official public debut later on this week at the New York motor show.
Created by the company’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division, and with a starting price of £148,900, the SVAutobiography is the most expensive Range Rover model ever made.
Available in standard and long wheelbase derivatives, the luxury SUV also comes with the option of a 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine for the first time. The all-aluminium unit is used to power the high performance Range Rover Sport SVR, but has been re-tuned for the SVAutobiography.
The engine produces 542 bhp and 502 lb-ft of torque, increases of 39 bhp and 41 lb-ft respectively, compared with existing V8 supercharged Range Rover derivatives.
As a result, the SVAutobiography becomes the most powerful series-production Range Rover in the model’s 45-year history.
Exterior styling modifications include a custom front grille, finished in chrome; a new two-tone body colour scheme; new Range Rover bonnet lettering at the front; and new SVAutobiography badging on the tailgate.
On the inside, much of the driver’s switchgear including the start-stop surround and rotary controls are machined from solid aluminium with knurled details, as are the foot pedals. This detailing continues to both the front and rear centre consoles, while the new armrest adjusters are said to be easier to use than previous ones.
For rear-seat passengers there is a chiller compartment as well as powered deployable tables. Additional details include solid aluminium coat hooks incorporated into the rear pillars while, on the floor, aluminium seat rail finishers and mohair carpet mats add to the increased sense of luxuriousness.
“With the SVAutobiography we have taken the opportunity to optimise the Range Rover’s luxury execution and precision,” said Land Rover design boss Gerry McGovern.
Source: Land Rover