And a good proof than money can buy just about everything.
What do Queen Elizabeth II and the Pope have in common? Well, they’re both old, they like to dress weird and they ride in custom cars built specifically for them! Land Rover has created the new State Review vehicle for Queen Elizabeth II. This has been signed by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations and by Land Rover Design, being a one-off model based on the long wheelbase version of the Range Rover Hybrid.
“A new, hybrid-powered State Review vehicle was used for the first time today, when Her Majesty The Queen presented New Colours to the Royal Welsh Regiment in Cardiff. The Queen is Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiment”, said the company in its press release.
The vehicle in question has an open top over the rear passenger compartment and despite looking quite interesting, the carmaker didn’t have anything much to say about it. Being based on the Range Rover Hybrid LWB we know that it has a 3.0 liter SDV6 diesel engine under its hood, backed up by an electric motor. The total output produced by the assembly stands at 340 HP (250 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. The standard model needs 6.9 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and it can go up to a top speed of 218 km/h (135 mph).