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THE TWO-DOOR RANGE ROVER IS BACK

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But it’s a bit different to the old model. Land Rover’s revolutionary Range Rover model, which sported coil springs, full-time 4WD and V8 power back in the early ’70s, was originally only available as a two-door. These days, examples in good condition are fairly rare.

 

Land Rover has recently unveiled a new two-door Range Rover, but it’s not exactly the same kind of vehicle that it once was. It’s made by the Special Vehicle Operations, and it throws every top specification on the line for a pretty incredible 4WD.

 

Numbers are limited to 999, and the prices asked will make your eyes water. And it’s confirmed to land in Australia. There’s a petrol V8 under the bonnet, but 416kW of supercharged power is a bit more powerful than the old carb-fed 3.5-litre V8… this thing has a top speed of 226km/h and will hit 100km/h in only 5.3 seconds.

 

Despite all of the ridiculous luxury you get, Range Rovers continue to be incredibly capable off-road. This coupe gets up to 23-inch wheels and an 8mm lower ride height – making off-road work a pretty dubious affair. I can’t imagine the Birdsville roadhouse having many 275/40 R23 tyres handy…

 

In terms of price, you’re looking at £240,000 ($427,000) in the United Kingdom. But the small number that will arrive in Australia will probably be closer to the half-million. Phew!  

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