Land Rover South Africa has worked with its counterparts at Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) in the UK to develop a one-of-a-kind Range Rover Sport SVR as a tribute to the Springbok rugby team.
Land Rover, which is a Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2019™ and South African sponsors of the Springboks worked hand-in-hand with the SVO team, not only to express its commitment to being the number one automotive brand in rugby, but also to demonstrate the bespoke commissioning capabilities of Special Vehicles Operations.
Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby, said: “We entered the process of designing this vehicle with Land Rover some months ago, and SARU is delighted to have played a part in the result. This project is the first of its kind for the Springboks and I’m sure there will be many excited conversations among the players who will get the opportunity to drive it.”
Opened in the British Midlands in 2016, the SVO Technical Centre specialises in manufacturing, personalisation and commissioning programmes for Jaguar Land Rover vehicles. Interested customers are encouraged to participate in the design of their own cars with near endless possibilities for custom schemes.
South African customers can contact any Jaguar Land Rover dealer for potential bespoke commissions to be fulfilled by Special Vehicle Operations in the UK.
The Springbok tribute Range Rover Sport SVR will makes its public debut at the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb on 4 and 5 May. Race fans can watch the 10th Anniversary edition of the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb via livestream. Click the link below to find out more