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Dutch design house stays faithful to Land Rover's original SVO vision, commissions start at £235,000
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13 March 2020

Niels van Roij Design has revealed the production version of the Adventum Coupé, a two-door Range Rover inspired by the SV Coupé that Land Rover cancelled last January.

The work of the Dutch car designer also responsible for a Tesla Model S shooting brake and coachbuilt by Bas van Roomen, the Adventum Coupé stays faithful to the original Land Rover SVO creation, with custom-made aluminium bodywork that uses only the bonnet, wings and bootlid from the standard Range Rover.

It’s exclusively powered by Land Rover’s 517bhp 5.0-litre supercharged petrol V8. It's been designed to hark back to the original Range Rover, which was available in a two-door body up until 1981.

Van Roij says that each Adventum Coupé “can have striking materials and colour schemes for both interior and exterior. Everything is possible: unique fuel filler caps, duo-tone exterior paints... even refined embroidery is a possibility”.

The first example built features red leather upholstery and a hand-made teak floor that extends from the front seats to the boot. It also features two electrically operated captains chairs in the rear, and even comes with hand-stitched umbrellas using the same leather as the interior.  Van Roij calls commissioning the SUV a "co-design process".

The Adventum Coupé can be commissioned for just under £235,000 excluding local taxes, with construction starting once a £43,500 deposit is placed. The build process takes at least six months, depending on what the customer specifies with the car. 

That’s very close to what Land Rover planned to charge for the SV Coupé. However, when the manufacturer suffered a financial downturn, it canned the project in order to focus its resources on new mass-produced models.

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Lovema75 13 March 2020

That's actually....

...quite good looking, if not ultimately pointless, like all 2 door cars are.

Imagine trying to open the doors of that in a carpark. However if you are in the market for it, someone else will be doing the shopping anyway...

The lettering on the front should just read "Range Rover" however - that would add to the mystique.

catnip 13 March 2020

Lovema75 wrote:

Lovema75 wrote:

...quite good looking, if not ultimately pointless, like all 2 door cars are.

Pointless?  Where's your soul.....

Does it matter if you need a bigger space to open the doors wide, or that its less practical for people getting in and out of the back?  Sometimes, its nice just to have something which has better proportions, and satisfies you aesthetically, even if there are (slight) compromises elsewhere. Manufacturers and motoring journalists don't seem to like anything these days that isn't "practical", AE have even criticised the forthcoming GR Yaris for its lack of rear doors.

Lovema75 14 March 2020

catnip wrote:

catnip wrote:

Lovema75 wrote:

...quite good looking, if not ultimately pointless, like all 2 door cars are.

Pointless?  Where's your soul.....

Does it matter if you need a bigger space to open the doors wide, or that its less practical for people getting in and out of the back?  Sometimes, its nice just to have something which has better proportions, and satisfies you aesthetically, even if there are (slight) compromises elsewhere. Manufacturers and motoring journalists don't seem to like anything these days that isn't "practical", AE have even criticised the forthcoming GR Yaris for its lack of rear doors.

Daniel Joseph 13 March 2020

Almost worth it...

Almost worth it not to have those stupid fake vents on the (front) doors.  Almost.

Cersai Lannister 13 March 2020

Troubling

An answer to a question few were asking; how would a Range Rover with half as many doors and twice the price be received?

Even JLR in their "Let's make pricier, faster, dumber dynamic" SVO mindset relaized they had been talking to themsleves for too long. Let's hope this lot talk to enough customers to make it a successs — at least it's different to endless million-pound vapourcars.