“The Range Rover is a difficult vehicle to modify with good taste,” explains 1016 Industries boss Peter Northrop. And ne’er a truer word was spoken. Without comment, therefore, may we humbly present his company’s latest offering: the Silver Surfer.
Named after a comic book character and fronting a silhouette straight out of a comic book spread comes this widebody Rangie riding on—BOOM!—26-inch alloy wheels.
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Twenty. Six. Inches. Any bigger and they’d need their own postal code. But then, they’re nestled inside a “striking” new ‘Vogue’ bodykit. 1016 tells us this bodykit—aerodynamically tested, of course—“amplifies the existing bold contours of the Range Rover’s body.” It certainly does that.
1016’s comic book hero features a new front lip and bumper insert, wider, more aggressive side skirts and a lower rear treatment seemingly adapted from a space shuttle. Also a roof spoiler joins in the fray. KAZAM!
The arches too, appear to have ingested super soldier serum, which in turn makes those dish-like alloys… yeah, they’re still bloody enormous. Shiny, though.
As is the lower half of 1016’s new Rangie. That’s chiefly because it’s been wrapped in a ‘stunning’ satin silver aluminium-style finish. The full kit is available on all sizes of new Range Rover, in either paintable FRP (P1.616 million), twill carbon fiber (P1.985 million), or forged carbon fiber (P2.268 million).
Whether it’s in good taste is up to you…
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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.