Niels van Roij Design, a London-based coachbuilder and design studio who recently created a rather swish Tesla estate, has teased its latest project: a two-door Range Rover conversion.
At last year’s Geneva motor show, Land Rover debuted the two-door Range Rover SV “Coupé” concept, which was then destined to become a low-volume, £220,000 range-topping Rangie built to order by hand and fitted with unparalleled levels of luxurious bespokery… right up until, in January of this year, they cancelled the project.
Now, Mr. van Roij’s eponymous coachbuilding operation has been commissioned to pick up where JLR left off, with what they’re calling the Adventum Coupé. We could argue with the semantics of a long-roof SUV being branded a coupé, but nevertheless, the teaser sketches reveal a very similar concept to what Land Rover themselves were intending to produce.
The design details are different, though, with the long fender vent and silver front mask element both absent compared to the SV concept, and the grille featuring vertical black bars with no apparent branding.
While Land Rover was set to build 999 examples from scratch, just 100 Adventum conversions will be built, all based on donor Range Rovers but all tailored to individual customers’ wishes. The price will be upwards of £275,000 “depending on the base vehicle.”
“Anything is possible, from highly-polished woods, personalised tread plates, extraordinary one-off colour-coded leather hides in chic patterns to sophisticated handcrafted embroidery. Even tweeds and exotic materials not normally found in the realm of automotive design can be applied by our team of craftspeople,” says Niels van Roij.
Work on the first example has already begun and the company claims that the build process will take six months. Best get your name down sooner rather than later.