2018 Range Rover SV Coupe revealed, some confirmed for Australia

A very rare and limited-edition two-door Range Rover has debuted at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in the form of the Range Rover SV Coupe.

This is the first two-door Range Rover since the first-generation model, which spanned three decades from 1970-1996. It is a high-end bespoke version to commemorate almost 50 years since the inception of the original Range Rover. Hand-built at the company’s SVO Technical Centre, it packs a high performance punch and exclusivity, with only 999 examples being produced.

The powerplant is a 416kW/700Nm 5.0-litre supercharged V8, with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission taking care of shifting duties. This means the full-size coupe SUV can sprint from 0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 266km/h.

Other highlights include Nautica veener wood trim, semi-anilinie leather with diamond quilt stitching, a two-tone colour theme for the front and rear bucket seats, and a 1700W, 23-speaker Meridian 3D Signature sound system for phenomenal audio quality. Alloy wheel designs range from 21 inches in diameter to an available 23 inches. Designer Gerry McGovern had this to say:

“The Range Rover SV Coupé is a celebration of the Range Rover bloodline. With a dramatic two-door silhouette, this breath-taking four seat coupé alludes to its unique heritage whilst being thoroughly modern and contemporary. Beautifully realised, superbly engineered, the Range Rover SV Coupé delivers the most distinguished, luxurious and exclusive Range Rover ever built.”

Land Rover Australia has confirmed some of the 999 will be available locally. They will arrive in the first quarter of 2019, with prices yet to be announced. What do you think of the two-door Range Rover SV Coupe? Tell us in the comments section below.

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.