Signals intent further upmarket
Jaguar and Land Rover have a bespoke division known as ‘SV’ or special vehicles, which aims to be able to accommodate any particular personalisation that customers might have.
It’s existed for a number of years, but this new special edition signals a further push to make SV more bespoke and exclusive, similar to how Bentley has been able to utilise its Mulliner division.
Bespoke styling accents
With the Range Rover Lansdowne Edition costing a steep £250,000, Land Rover has done plenty to make sure it’s deserving of that tag.
There’s a new Lansdowne Grey Gloss paint that’s been created specifically for this special edition, which contrasts with a unique application of a Corris Grey roof. There are 23-inch black satin alloy wheels, as well as a bespoke two-piece metal script badge handcrafted by Fattorini, the oldest family-owned jeweller in Britain.
Land Rover has offered a range of special editions over the years, some in large numbers and others in lower units.
The Lansdowne Edition is most certainly in the lower camp, with just 16 examples being produced, and all for the UK market, making it an exceptionally rare model. There are also illuminated treadplates displaying a ‘1 of 16’ script.
Exceptionally high spec
The SV team has created a Range Rover with an exceptionally high spec, and there are all sorts of high-end features included.
The tailgate features the usually optional ‘Event Suite’ with leather cushions, while inside the Lansdowne comes with a bespoke rosewood and ebony aniline leather upholstery,
Comes with the flagship V8 engine
The Lansdowne also comes as standard with what is currently Range Rover’s flagship P530 V8 engine to give it an even more special feel.
This engine is a mighty 4.4-litre V8 engine that puts out a huge 523bhp, and is able to accelerate this long-wheelbase Range Rover from 0-60mph in as little as 4.5 seconds.