Washington, D.C., is the home of politics, lobbyists, and status symbols. In some cases, the bigger you appear, the more seriously others will take you. While dressing to the nines and living in a nice home are a start, you need a vehicle that fits the mold as well. That vehicle is the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography. Refreshed, upgraded, and filled with luxury at its finest, the SVAutobiography is the most expensive and most opulent Range Rover of all time.
Performance and Efficiency
The 2018 SVAutobiography features two engine options, and whether you want insane power or to save the planet, you have both options. The standard engine is a face-melting 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 that pumps out 557 horsepower and up to 516 pound-feet of torque. When you put your foot to the floor, the SVAutobiography realistically mimics a roller coaster, pushing your head back into the seat as it goes from zero to 60 in just 5.2 seconds.
If you want to lower your carbon footprint instead of blazing up the road, the SVAutobiography also comes with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. This combines the ultra-lightweight 2.0-liter, inline-four-cylinder Ingenium engine with an 85-kW electric motor to significantly lower emissions and provide a smooth, comfortable ride.
The SVAutobiography comes crammed with so many features that it’s almost like someone cleaned out a spa and an upscale lounge and dumped them inside the SUV. Backseat passengers get the most attention, and thanks to seats that recline 40 degrees, calf and foot rests with warming features, and a hot stone massage feature, they’ll definitely feel pampered.
If getting a free leg warming and hot stone massage sounds great, you may as well enjoy a drink at the same time. At the touch of a button, a wooden veneered sliding door opens up, revealing a refrigerated compartment that can accommodate two bottles of champagne and possibly two glasses. To complete your comfort, the rear seats have soft-touch quilted leather that is available in five colors and exclusive to the SVAutobiography.
When sucking down a bottle of wine or champagne and getting a massage isn’t enough stimulation, don’t fear. The rear seat of the SVAutobiography also sport two 10-inch integrated screens in the rear seat, allowing you to watch an episode of “The Simpsons,” “The Walking Dead,” or whatever other show floats your boat. You can even stream your favorite shows thanks to the standard on-board 4G Wi-Fi system.
Most audiophiles can’t stand the stock systems in cars, causing them to constantly mess with the equalizer or rip the system out for an after-market solution. Instead of leaving this to chance, the SVAutobiography sports a 29-speaker Meridian premium surround sound system. With Trifield technology, a dual-channel subwoofer, and all 29 speakers placed strategically throughout the cabin, you’ve never had an aural experience quite like this.
With the SVAutobiography, you can enjoy opulence and a supreme driving experience no matter where you’re headed in the nation’s capital. The only thing left to do is let this Range Rover write a chapter in your own autobiography.