Range Rover marks 50th year with release of Limited Edition 'Fifty'
The legendary Range Rover turns 50 this year and its manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is celebrating its birthday with a limited-edition model that aptly bears the name Range Rover Fifty.
Land Rover's Fifty special edition is based on the upscale Autobiography trim level of the current Range Rover model and will release both a standard version and a version with a long wheelbase.
The Special Edition SUV will have a limited edition of just 1970 units, compared to the year the Range Rover was launched to the world. Of course, it will come with many exclusive features, including bespoke paintwork (Carpathian Gray, Rosello Red, Aruba, and Santorini Black), Auric Atlas exterior accents, two unique 22-inch wheel designs, and rectangular fifty emblems designed by Gerry McGovern Land Rovers design head.
Each car is also given its own numbering on the center console (the metal plate you see below) that identifies each car as “1 of 1970” etc. Those who prefer an even rarer fifty can opt for Tuscan Blue, Bahama Gold or Davos White paintwork, which the British luxury brand says is available in "extremely limited quantities".
The American unit comes with only one engine option, a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that delivers 518 horsepower and 625 Nm of torque. However, diesel and even a plug-in hybrid version will also be available in other markets. Regardless of the engine, an 8-speed automatic transmission will drive all four wheels and bring the box-shaped SUV from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.2 seconds.
For comparison, it should be noted that the original Range Rover was equipped with a 3.5-liter V8 with 135 hp and was the first SUV to have permanent all-wheel drive. The car also saw many other innovations, including the first 4x4 with anti-lock braking system (1989), the first 4x4 with electronic traction control and automatic electronic air suspension (1992) and the first SUV with a full aluminum body (2012).
It is also the first vehicle to be shown as an exhibition at the Louvre in Paris.
The conversion of the Range Rover from a commercial vehicle to a luxury car was certainly intended, but each model manages to maintain the robustness for which the original was known. Since its birth, the Range Rover family has grown to Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar and Range Rover Evoque, all of which are available locally.
Prices and specifications for the Range Rover Fifty have yet to be released. Prices for the current edition of the Range Rover start at 12.49 million pesetas, while it is P8. 79 million for the Range Rover Sport.
The Range Rover Velar starts at 5.89 million pesetas and the Evoque at 5.29 million pesetas.
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