• 2015 Land Rover Range Rover SVO Holland & Holland Special Edition

    Meet the Land Rover Range Rover SVO Holland & Holland Special Edition, AKA the most expensive Range Rover to date.
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The Range Rover has stood as the quintessential luxury SUV ever since Land Rover pulled the covers off of the model in 1970. Back then, it was deemed as a luxurious alternative to Land Rover. That sentiment has stood the test of time, and a discussion on luxury SUVs today will always include the Range Rover.

The Range Rover’s status in the pecking order of extravagant SUVs is secure, so much so that bespoke companies from other industries typically latch onto it when looking to create a special edition vehicle.

That’s the position British riflemaker Holland & Holland when it collaborated with Land Rover’s Special Vehicles Operations division to create “the most expensive Range Rover ever."

The limited-edition Holland & Holland Range Rover is based on the Range Rover Autobiography Black, the pinnacle of the model’s trim levels.

With a model on hand to work with, Land Rover’s SVO and Holland & Holland went to work, creating an exclusive masterpiece whose exterior appearance can only be trumped by an out-of-this-world interior.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Land Rover Range Rover SVO Holland & Holland Special Edition.

Click past the jump to read more about the Land Rover Range Rover SVO Holland & Holland Special Edition.

  • 2015 Land Rover Range Rover SVO Holland & Holland Special Edition
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    eight-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    510
  • Displacement:
    5.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    5.1 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
  • Price:
    286700
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Exterior

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It covers the entire body of the luxury SUV, right down to the front grille, mirrors, and bonnet vent.

If unique is what you want, unique is what you’ll get. That seems to be the ethos SVO and Holland & Holland adopted when it dressed up this Range Rover with a Holland & Holland Green finish. It covers the entire body of the luxury SUV, right down to the front grille, mirrors, and bonnet vent.

From there, SVO and Holland & Holland added chrome highlights to break the monotony of the deep-green shade and added special Holland & Holland badging on the lower accent door badges and the tailgate.

Interior

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First of all, the long wheelbase of the Range Rover Autobiography Black comes in handy for those who want to make the most of the Executive Class seating package.

Open the door of this Range Rover and it’s like opening the door of the cabinet that leads to Narnia. It’s a completely different world of opulence and swankiness, even for the lofty standards we’ve placed on Land Rover’s signature luxury SUV.

First of all, the long wheelbase of the Range Rover Autobiography Black comes in handy for those who want to make the most of the Executive Class seating package. Just looking at the photo and seeing those plush rear seats, softly upholstered in tan and espresso leather makes me want to wrap myself in a smooth silk blanket and sit there for the rest of my life. Between the seats that reclines quite a lot is a carefully designed center console that carries a surplus of amenities, including bespoke lighting, integrated USB charging sockets, and an enhanced stowage. Oh, it also has electrically deployable walnut tables.

The front seats aren’t as comfortable as the Executive Class rear seating, but they still received the same tan-and-espresso leather upholstery as the rest of the cabin. Plus, these seats are uniquely identified by Holland & Holland logos carefully embroidered on them.

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Now turn your attention to the doors and you’ll probably notice that cowboy belt buckles were used as door handles.

The French walnut veneer is another signature design of this cabin, polished to resemble oil-finished gunstocks that have been used on Holland & Holland’s weapons since 1835. Meanwhile, located in the front center console, just below the A/C knobs, is an inlaid logo of Holland & Holland and a little to the top-right off that is the fascia letterbox panels with its gunstock checkering.

Now turn your attention to the doors and you’ll probably notice the engraved artwork on the handles, which is Holland & Holland’s very own acanthus scroll that’s unique in its detail and has been a staple of the bespoke English riflemaker since the dawn of time.

The last and arguably most important feature of the Holland & Holland Range Rover is the removable, leather-trimmed, aluminum load space cabinet in the cargo area of the SUV. It’s an exclusive feature of this special-edition Range Rover that houses a pair of Holland & Holland rifles because any special-edition vehicle the rifle maker gets involved in needs to have its products as part of the entire package, at least for authenticity’s sake.

Drivetrain

In case you’re interested in one, you can opt to buy the Holland & Holland Range Rover with either a 4.4-liter, SDV8, diesel engine or a stomach-punching, supercharged, 5.0-liter V-8. The former nets you 339 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque while the latter brings the output to a new level of insanity at 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque. Both versions come with eight-speed automatic transmissions.

Drivetrain Specifications

Type 4.4-liter SDV8 diesel 5.0-liter LR-V-8 Supercharged
Output 339 HP 510 HP
Transmission eight-speed automatic eight-speed automatic

Prices

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When Land Rover says that the Holland & Holland Range Rover is the most expensive Range Rover ever, it does so without a tinge of exaggeration. Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) will only build 40 examples of this heavily decked-out Range Rover over a period of three years. That adds up to 120 total units, each coming with a recommended retail price (RRP) of £180,000. Do the math and that converts to roughly $284,873 as of 11/09/14.

Conclusion

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How do you even begin to try encapsulating the Holland & Holland Range Rover? I’ll try to put it this way: if James Bond ever laid his eyes on this SUV, he’d probably ditch Aston Martin permanently.

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Press Release

The Holland & Holland Range Rover builds upon the strengths of the two iconic British brands to provide the perfect vehicle for the sporting gun manufacturer’s customers. Thanks to the skill and craftsmanship of the team at Special Vehicle Operations, the new car is able to combine the unrivalled off-road capability of the Range Rover with an extensive range of bespoke features. Both Land Rover and Holland & Holland hold Royal Warrants and the collaboration between them has resulted in the most luxurious, and most expensive, Range Rover ever.

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Based on the Range Rover Autobiography Black, the summit of the Land Rover model portfolio, the new model has been designed by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), which will build 40 units per year over a three-year period. The collaboration demonstrates the new division’s rapidly growing and ambitious repertoire of high-end luxury bespoke commissions, as well as extreme performance vehicles.

John Edwards, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, said, "The whole SVO team is very proud of this car, a bespoke design, which perfectly meets the very particular needs of Holland & Holland’s customers. This shows the huge potential of SVO, which encapsulates both off- and on-road performance as well as luxury and craftsmanship."

The Holland & Holland Range Rover is available with a choice of powertrains: the diesel-powered 4.4-litre SDV8, which delivers 339PS and the 510PS petrol-powered 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged.

Both SVO and Holland & Holland represent the very pinnacle of craftsmanship, and the new car is where their collective skills combine. It is instantly discernable from a distance, even among other Range Rovers, thanks to the unique Holland & Holland Green of the full bodywork, mirrors and bonnet vent. The grille is painted in the same deep green and has chrome highlights.

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Holland & Holland badging can be found on the lower accent door badges of both long and standard wheelbase versions, as well as on the tailgate.

On the inside, the Range Rover Autobiography Black has been tailored to accommodate the lifestyle pursuits of Holland & Holland’s customers. The Executive Class seating package in the long wheelbase car makes the most of the additional 186mm (7.3 inches) of legroom and 17 degrees recline available to the rear seat passengers. Two individual fully adjustable seats are complemented by an extended and re-designed centre console with electrically deployable walnut tables, integrated USB charging sockets, enhanced stowage and bespoke lighting.

In the Holland & Holland car, the interior is upholstered with the softest tan and espresso leather hides, with precision leather detailing including Holland & Holland embroidery on the front seats. Even the sides of the transmission tunnel are trimmed in the same shade of leather. This is perfectly complemented by the sustainably-sourced French walnut veneer, subtly polished to resemble the oil-finished gunstocks for which Holland & Holland’s craftsmen have been famous since the company’s foundation in 1835. To mark this, their logo is inlaid into the front centre console. The car’s woodwork is made from a single huge piece of walnut, 1500mm long by 500mm wide, to ensure that every veneer is perfectly matched.

The engraver’s art is well represented too, with Holland & Holland’s brand-defining acanthus scroll turning the internal door handles into works of art. The fascia letterbox panels are decorated with gunstock checkering and the exquisite engraving of the centre console panel has been inspired by Holland & Holland’s distinctive forend diamonds.

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What really sets the new Holland & Holland Range Rover apart, though, is located in the boot. A stunning leather-trimmed aluminium loadspace cabinet - debossed with the Holland & Holland logo - has been designed especially for this car. Its espresso Alcantara-trimmed interior can be precisely fitted to safely transport the owner of the car’s pair of Holland & Hollands - although it is also removable when maximum luggage capacity is required.

It sits on a deployable loadspace floor, engineered from aluminium and carbon fibre and finished with leather and wood veneer. The floor components are machined and cut to produce a unique platform that slides out with a perfectly damped action, to ensure that the cabinet is easily accessible, even when the tailgate is open. The sliding floor is also designed to be load-bearing so that it can still be sat upon when owners wish to change their footwear or stop for a brief picnic. When floor and box are in their travel position, they sit low and well back in the boot to ensure that there is still plenty of room for luggage or sports equipment.

Daryl Greatrex, managing director of Holland & Holland, commented: "This project represents two great British brands working together to produce a car that perfectly represents our shared brand values. Stunning form and perfect functionality unite in a car that is supremely fit for purpose."

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The recommended retail price (RRP) for the Holland & Holland Range Rover will be £180,000.

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