The Range Rover is turning 50, and the automaker plans to celebrate the milestone SUV with a special, limited edition, the Range Rover Fifty. A nod to the very first Range Rover models in 1970 – including some striking heritage color options – only 1,970 of the luxury SUVs will be produced for sale worldwide, the automaker says.
Here are three cool features we’re looking forward to seeing on the Fifty Special Edition.
New Rims And Trims
The Range Rover Fifty will be based on the existing Autobiography trim. Land Rover then adds one of two new unique 22-inch wheel designs, as well as special Auric Atlas finish exterior trim. Special “Fifty” badging – in a script created for the car by Prof Gerry McGovern OBE, the Chief Creative Officer of Land Rover – finishes it off, and will also be repeated inside.
Buyers will get to make a few decisions as they create their car. The Range Rover Fifty will be offered in standard and long wheelbase form, and with a choice of seven colours. Carpathian Grey, Rosello Red, Aruba, and Santorini Black are all picked from the current paint catalogue, but they’re joined by Tuscan Blue, Bahama Gold, and Davos White.
Each of the three hues was one of the original offered on the first Range Rover, and have been plucked form the Heritage collection by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, the automaker’s customisation and performance arm.
The V8 Engine
What there won’t be is a choice of engines, at least in Mzansi. Under the bonnet will be the automaker’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine, all 386kW of power. It’ll work with the Range Rover’s standard automatic Terrain Response 2 and All-Terrain Progress Control systems, should owners risk taking it off-road.
All The Tech
The dashboard gets Range Rover’s twin touchscreen Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, with a tilting display at the top and then a second – punctured by the HV/AC and drive mode control knobs – underneath.
Autobiography trim cars already get a Meridian Signature Surround Sound System for audio, plus perforated semi-aniline leather seats, ambient lighting, a sliding panoramic roof, and automatic four-zone climate control.
Final specifications for the Range Rover Fifty – including pricing – will be confirmed closer to the SUV’s on-sale date. That’s expected to come later in 2020.
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