Meet the two-door Range Rover V-8 of your wood-trimmed dreams
London-based Niels van Roij Design first made the headlines by converting a Tesla Model S into a sleek green shooting brake for a Dutch collector. Then came a commission for a modern take on the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Breadvan, but while hand hammering that precious aluminum, the team also came up with the coachbuilt answer to Land Rover’s later-cancelled 2018 Range Rover SV Coupé Concept. The resulting Adventum Coupé is now complete, and this Arctic White prototype is the first of the firm’s planned 100-unit run of supercharged V-8 SUVs.
For a minimum of $300,000, Niels van Roij Design will dedicate six months of its time to not touching your Range Rover’s hood, fenders, or rear hatch, but changing all metal from the A-pillar to the back. All so that you can end up with a pair of massive doors instead of four smaller ones.
Along with these 525-horsepower supercharged V-8s, Adventum Coupé buyers will get two power sofas in the second row, teak wood flooring with white rubber inlays, and plenty of hand-stitched leather all around, with matching umbrellas at the back that should show Rolls-Royce Cullinan drivers who’s boss.
The last time you could get a two-door Range Rover, it was the Range Rover Classic CSK model and the calendar showed 1991. That is, unless you lived in Portugal and could purchase until 1994 the Rover Group-made SUV first launched two decades before. One would imagine Niels van Roij Design’s 2020 Adventum Coupés to be a touch more comfortable.