Two of Britain’s most iconic brands have joined forces to provide the ultimate in outdoor vehicles. Range Rover has modified its Autobiography Black model to include Holland & Holland features. Limited quantities will be made over the next three years, with a worth of several hundred thousand each.
The new Range Rover Holland & Holland Edition was created by Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations, the branch tasked with taking stock vehicles and fitting them with high-performance derivatives, ultra-luxury products, and special paint and personalization touches. It also creates the company’s limited-run collector editions, like the H&H.
SVO took the luxurious Autobiography Black model — once called by SVO Managing Director John Edwards “Our most luxurious specification yet” — and added the custom touches that Holland & Holland’s firearms are known for.
“Both SVO and Holland & Holland represent the very pinnacle of craftsmanship, and the new car is where their collective skills combine,” Holland & Holland said. “It is instantly discernable from a distance, even among other Range Rovers, thanks to the unique Holland & Holland Green of the full bodywork, mirrors, and bonnet vent.”
The H&H Edition also features a grill painted in H&H Green with chrome highlights. H&H badging is found on the lower accent door badges and tailgate.
The interior is upholstered with tan and espresso-colored leather hides, with H&H embroidery appearing on the front seats. The leather even covers the sides of the transmission tunnel.
The leather is complemented by French walnut veneer, polished and oiled to resemble H&H’s gunstocks.
The Holland & Holland logo is inlaid in the front center console. The inside door handles are engraved with acanthus scroll. The fascia letterbox panels are decorated with gunstock checkering — the center console panel engraved with designs inspired by H&H’S forend diamonds.
Perhaps the most important sporting feature of the Range Rover is in the trunk, or “boot.” An aluminum gun cabinet — leather trimmed and debossed with the Holland & Holland logo — is sized to fit two H&H guns. It can be removed for more cargo space.
Only 120 of the vehicles will be made — 40 per year for three years. Of the 120, 30 will be shipped to the U.S.
To put the special edition in perspective, the standard Autobiography retails for $36,800; the SVO-designed Auto, $200,490. The finished H&H Edition is priced at $245,495.
If that seems a little steep, keep in mind: It’s still cheaper than some mule deer hunts.
Watch as the Range Rover Holland & Holland Edition hits the road in this beautifully shot video.