Heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua drives a modified Range Rover

A ride as badass as its owner
by Vijay Pattni | May 2, 2017
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Anthony Joshua is a big man with a big car. Ahead of his brilliant TKO victory over Wladimir Klitschko this past weekend, the heavyweight boxing champ revealed details of his very special SVO-modified Range Rover.

“I spend a lot of time on the road traveling to Sheffield during my training camps,” said the champ. "So I am incredibly grateful to Land Rover and the SVO team for their assistance.”

Joshua commissioned this bespoke Range Rover earlier this year after a visit to SVO’s tech center in Warwickshire. There, he worked with Land Rover designers and tech specialists to customize the SUV to his specific tastes.

As such, it gets a bespoke paintjob named ‘World Champion Graphite,’ ‘Anthony Joshua’ inscribed treadplates, a diamond-quilted leather interior finished in red, his name embroidered on the driver’s headrest and signed on a chromed B-pillar, door handles with boxing glove pattern surrounds, and a storage unit in the back for his training gear.

Underneath? It’s only the most powerful Range Rover ever built. Fitting, really. Joshua’s car is based on the SVAutobiography Dynamic RR, which means it gets the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 from the F-Type, and a crazy 542hp. 0-97kph? 5.1secs, while top speed, um, tops out at 225kph. More than fast enough for a two-ton SUV.

Being an SVO-modded car, the Dynamic gets more focused suspension, a lower ride height, and monster brakes.

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“I had a fantastic experience in specifying this Range Rover,” Joshua explains. “And the level of design detail in the finished vehicle is stunning, from the boxing glove emblems in the door handles to the custom storage unit for my training equipment.”

What do you make of it then, Internet?


NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made. 

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