NOW we all know that Range Rover keep producing great new models to KO their rivals.
But now they’re really producing the big hitters.
Rangie have revealed they have given Anthony Joshua a new SVO-modified Range Rover just prior to his £40million world title fight with Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday night.
Land Rover are definitely hitting the sales heights, up by 14 per cent, driven by a raft of new models, to 22,283 in March.
The Discovery Sport has overtaken the Range Rover Evoque as the fastest-selling Land Rover of all time in the UK, retailing an impressive 7,239 vehicles in March.
Despite being in its seventh year of production, the all-conquering Evoque achieved its best ever sales month, with 6,736 leaving UK showrooms last month.
Joshua will be hoping for the same level of success on Saturday night.
His special RR gets loads of personal AJ touches like 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 boot for his training kit.
Joshua admitted: “I spend a lot of time on the road travelling to Sheffield during my training camps. I am incredibly grateful to Land Rover and the SVO team for their assistance.
“I had a fantastic experience in specifying this Range Rover 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.”
Joshua commissioned this one-off Rangie earlier this year after a visit to SVO’s tech centre in Warwickshire. There, he worked with LR designers and tech specialists to customise the RR to his specific tastes.
Under the bonnet it’s the most powerful Range Rover ever built.
Joshua’s car is based on the SV Autobiography RR, which means it gets the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 from the F-Type, and a punchy (obviously) 542bhp and 0-60mph in a blink over five seconds – all the way to a stonking 140mph.
But surely they should have called it SV-KO?