Land Rover’s most ambitious project yet pushes into the luxury stratosphere by overdosing on everything that’s made Britain’s 4x4 icon great: power, capability, craftsmanship and luxury all hit new heights in this ultimate expression of Range Rover-ness.
The two-door body is largely unique to this model, but you won’t be confusing it for anything else. From its familiar proportions to its floating roof, it looks every inch a Range Rover, although one suitably aggrandised by new grille and bumper for even more commanding presence than normal.
With the exception of just two panels, the aluminium body and glass roof is all different from that of the four-door Range Rover. The carryover parts are the bonnet and the lower half of the tailgate. The top half of the tailgate is set at a faster angle, which is the one visual justification for what Land Rover design chief Gerry McGovern calls the car’s “dramatic two-door silhouette”. And while it’s still boxier than a traditional coupe, it does look good, helped along by a body lowered by 8mm and, a Range Rover first, giant 23-inch forged alloy wheels.
The two doors are substantially wider than the front doors of the regular Range Rover. With the B-pillars pushed rearwards there should be enough space to ease into the four-seat-only cabin. Helping entry and exit are self-closing doors with frameless glass.