SVO DELIVERS BESPOKE RANGE ROVER SVAUTOBIOGRAPHY DYNAMIC TO BOXING CHAMPION, ANTHONY JOSHUA MBE
(MAHWAH, NJ) – April 27, 2017 -- Ahead of the most significant fight of his professional boxing career later this week, International Boxing Federation Heavyweight World Champion, Anthony Joshua MBE, today took delivery of a bespoke version of the high-performance Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic created by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO).
Joshua commissioned the bespoke Range Rover earlier this year when he visited the SVO Technical Center in Warwickshire, U.K., where he worked with Land Rover designers and technical specialists to curate various interior and exterior features, including a unique premium paint finish which SVO has dedicated to its client and named ‘World Champion Graphite.’
Anthony Joshua is preparing to meet WBA World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko to contend boxing’s ‘Super Title’ at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, April 29.
“I am preparing meticulously for Wembley on April 29th, no stone has been left unturned and I will enter the ring ready for a battle,” said Anthony Joshua. “I spend a lot of time on the road travelling to Sheffield during my training camps so I am in-credibly grateful to Land Rover and the SVO team for their assistance.”
Joshua continued, “The Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic is the pinnacle of luxury and performance and it has been a pleasure to partner with the SVO team to create a version unique to my tastes. 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.”
The ‘Bespoke by SVO’ Range Rover for Anthony Joshua is hand-finished at the SVO Technical Center near Coventry in the U.K. Based on a Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic, this commission by Anthony Joshua showcases the bespoke capabilities of SVO.
Joshua’s personalized Range Rover is also the first in the world to feature the new SVO Design Pack, which introduces a number of highly desirable and distinctive exterior enhancements to the standard vehicle. It provides more options for customers to personalize their vehicle and includes a number of distinct exterior changes, including unique front and rear bumpers – the latter incorporating integrated quad tailpipes – new side vents, side sills and a unique grille.
Unique finishes co-created by Anthony Joshua and SVO include:
- Exterior color named World Champion Graphite, unique to this vehicle
- Diamond-quilted leather interior, finished in ebony and pimiento red and featuring Anthony Joshua’s signature embroidered on the driver’s headrest
- Sports equipment storage unit in the trunk for training equipment, finished in black with red stitching with an ‘AJ Boxing’ debossed logo
- A chrome B-pillar badge featuring Anthony’s signature
- Door handles with unique boxing glove pattern surrounds
- Engraved ‘Anthony Joshua’ signature aluminum letter box finishers on door panels
- Anthony Joshua-inscribed treadplates
“It was a pleasure to welcome Anthony Joshua to the SVO Technical Center and we are pleased to name him among our clients,” said David Fairbairn, Head of Special Projects, Jaguar Land Rover SVO. “He is extremely popular among our employees and we wish him well this weekend. The performance and features of the Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic espouse the attributes of an elite athlete like Anthony Joshua: distinctive style, powerful at heart and a jaw-dropping combination of performance and capability.”
The Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic brings new levels of on-road performance to the Range Rover. Powered by a 550HP 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine delivering 502 ft-lb of torque through an eight-speed ZF® automatic transmission, the SVAutobiography Dynamic will sprint to 60mph in 5.1 seconds1. Performance and handling is optimized through a unique suspension specification which results in a ride height that is eight millimeters lower than standard.
For further details of the Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic, please visit http://media.landrover.com/en-us/news/2016/08/elevated-performance-and-desirability-2017-range-rover.