Springboks get their hands on a unique Range Rover Sport SVR
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Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has built a bespoke Range Rover Sport SVR as a tribute to the South African national rugby team.
As Worldwide Partner of the Rugby World Cup 2019 and sponsors of the Springboks, the 575hp, supercharged 5.0-litre V8 luxury SUV will be used as part of a promotional campaign in the lead-up to and during the tournament.
The unique Range Rover Sport features a number of exclusive items, including matching the Springbok’s specific hue of green, which was colour-matched by SVO at its dedicated paint facility.
It is also fitted with custom logos and scripts including on the B-pillars, and front and rear treadplates, as well as yellow brake calipers and paddle shifters. There is also contrast yellow stitching on the leather upholstery, while the interior mood lighting has been adapted to give off a green glow.
Collecting the keys on its arrival in South Africa was former Springbok and 2007 World Cup winner Bryan Habana, who said:
“I’ve immediately fallen in love with this car. And I think the Springbok side going to the Rugby World Cup in Japan will love it just as much. It’s very special.”
The World Cup kicks off with hosts Japan facing Russia in Tokyo on 20 September, with South Africa facing holders New Zealand on 21 September in Yokohama. Before taking on Italy, Namibia and Canada, as 20 nations battle it out to be crowned World Champions on 2 November.