The new SVAutobiography Ultimate Editions are the pinnacle of Range Rover luxury

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by Tom Harrison | Apr 4, 2021
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Welcome to what could well be the poshest Land Rovers ever—the new SVAutobiography and SVAutobiography Dynamic Ultimate Editions.

Hand-finished by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division, the Ultimate Editions are supposed to “represent the pinnacle of Land Rover’s luxury SUV family” and “showcase the full range of personalization touches that can be applied to the timeless Range Rover design.”

The Range Rover SVAutobiography Angled Rear View

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The SVA Ultimate Edition is the one you’ll want to be driven in, whereas the SVA Dynamic Ultimate Edition is the one you’ll want to drive yourself. The former is long-wheelbase only and gets power-closing rear doors, aircraft-style seats with 1.2 meters of rear legroom, and a full-length center console with a fancy Zenith clock. It’s available with “a choice of powertrains,” from the plug-in hybrid right up to the 557hp supercharged V8.

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Range Rover SVAutobiography Rear Passenger Seats

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The short-wheelbase Dynamic, meanwhile, can only be specified with the big V8. It rides 8mm lower than the regular SVA Ultimate Edition, on suspension “optimized to provide more agile responses.”

Range Rover SVAutobiography Dashboard

Presumably, Land Rover will paint and finish either car in whatever color/trim combo you fancy, but it recommends the newly formulated satin-finish Orchard Green paintwork with a Narvik Black roof and copper detailing. Inside you’ll want the tan leather, though Land Rover stresses customers can spec even posher upholstery from Italian furniture maker Poltrona Frau if they so wish.

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Range Rover SVAutobiography Profile

Price? The Dynamic starts at £147,441 (P9.8 million), while the long-wheelbase SVA costs an eye-watering £183,706 (P12.27 million) when equipped with the V8. That’s Bentley Bentayga/ Flying Spur territory.

Range Rover SVAutobiography Center Console

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

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