If the two-tone exterior paint job of this Range Rover reminds you of a Rolls-Royce then don’t be surprised; In fact, this ultra-luxurious Range Rover has been created to cater to the needs of the most discerning customers. Meet the 2016 Range Rover SVAutobiography, the most luxurious version of the Land Rover Range Rover that is slated to make its debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show. Wearing the tag of the most expensive Range Rover model ever, the Range Rover SVAutobiography replaces and builds upon the short-lived Autobiography Black model. While the Black model had a starting price of $185,000, the SVAutobiography is a few dollars short of the $200,000 mark.
We have seen the ‘Autobiography’ moniker applied to the range topping, uber-luxurious models and the ‘SV’ added to the name is derived from Jaguar Land Rover’s SVO “Special Vehicle Operations” division. Available both in standard and long-wheelbase specifications, the Range Rover SVAutobiography is powered by a retuned 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine that makes 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque, up from 510 hp in the regular Range Rover Supercharged. The V8 is mated with ZF’s critically acclaimed eight-speed auto and Land Rover’s second-generation Terrain Response system. The long-wheelbase SV also comes with a new exhaust system with “a subtly enriched engine note,” Brembo front brake calipers, and a new front grille featuring a “Graphite Atlas” (gray) finish and polished chrome garnishes.
Visually, the Range Rover SVAutobiography arrives with unique hood and trunk badging, a restyled polished-chrome front grille, gloss-black brake calipers, and a special two-tone paint scheme that is the biggest exterior differentiator. On the inside, the restyled interior includes two extra rear seats located in the tailgate as well as a host of aluminum trim bits. In addition to that, powered foldable tables are found at the rear alongside a chiller compartment. Plusher carpets are also found throughout alongside seats appointed in Windsor leather. The SVAutobiography starts at $199,495 and will reach the dealerships by autumn this year.
[Via – Autoblog]