Our heads are still reeling from the launch of the 2011 Land Rover Range Rover and Land Rover has already gone back to work, spewing out a special edition. In order to celebrate Range Rover’s 40th anniversary, Land Rover has unveiled the Autobiography Black 40th Anniversary Limited Edition. There will be only 700 units built with a unique color combination as well as striking interior and exterior design features.
The Range Rover Autobiography Black Limited Edition will be painted in Barolo Black exterior paint and will also feature 20" alloy wheels, Diamond Turned, a unique front grille with Titan grille mesh, a bright chrome grille ‘U’ edge, black grille surround, bright chrome bars, and a black vent surround. It will also feature body colored door handles and, of course, the tailgate badge, ’Autobiography Black’.
For the interior Land Rover offers a combination of two colors: Jet and Ivory or Jet and Pimento. The Autobiography Black logo is discretely repeated throughout the interior where it is embossed on the rear seat armrest and appears on the four unique, Grand Black door veneers. The steering wheel is also Grand Black and half wood.
Happy 40th anniversary, Range Rover, but we hate to break it to you; 40 years is supposed to be celebrated with a ruby. Perhaps a ruby red for the exterior would have been more appropriate?
Press release after the jump.
The Autobiography Black represents the very best Range Rover has to offer and is a fitting tribute to a vehicle which has consistently set the highest standards for all-terrain performance, luxury and design for the last 40 years.” Phil Popham, Land Rover Managing Director
The ultimate incarnation of the Range Rover, the Autobiography Black 40th Anniversary Limited Edition, is quite simply the last word in bespoke vehicles.
With a unique finish in Barolo Black, the exterior also features 20-inch alloy wheels, Diamond Turned, a unique front grille with Titan grille mesh, a bright chrome grille ‘U’ edge and black grille surround. Side vents have a new mesh set off by bright chrome bars and a black vent surround. There are body colored door handles and of course, the tailgate badge, ’Autobiography Black’.
Inside, there’s a choice of the standard colourway in Jet, or two colourways unique to the Autobiography Black – Jet and Ivory, or Jet and Pimento. The Autobiography Black logo is discretely repeated throughout the interior where it is embossed on the rear seat armrest and appears on the four unique, Grand Black door veneers. Front door sill tread plates are illuminated with the words ‘Range Rover’ and there’s a half wood Grand Black steering wheel. Petrol models also offer gearknob veneers.
“At the top of the Range, the new Autobiography Black 40th Anniversary Limited Edition offers customers the option of complete exclusivity with unique colourway combinations as well as striking interior and exterior design features. Around 700 will be made, emphasising the exclusivity of this limited edition.”
Design Director, Gerry McGovern
No detail has been overlooked in ensuring this is the most special Range Rover in the marque’s 40 year history. Even the key fob and driver’s handbook carry the Autobiography Black logo.