Adventum Coupe Is the Range Rover SV Two-Door Coupe That Never Was
A coachbuilt answer to a question Range Rover itself asked—and then dodged.
Those still mourning the loss of the Range Rover SV Coupe need grieve no more, as coachbuilder Niels van Roij Design's Adventum Coupe picks up the proverbial torch of the two-door Land Rover model that never was. Whereas the factory-backed Range Rover SV Coupe was originally slated for a 999-unit production run, the Adventum Coupe is limited to a mere 100 units.
Despite being a smaller operation, Niels van Roij Design's Adventum Coupe wears a price tag of approximately $300,000, which just about matches the reported price of the never-produced Range Rover SV Coupe. If you're the sort of person who looks at the glass half full, then you might go so far as to call the Adventum Coupe a bargain. Relatively speaking that is.
Of course, spending more than the median sale price of an American home isn't cheap in the grand scheme of things. Niels van Roij Design, however, attempts to ensure that buyers of the Adventum Coupe get their money's worth. Turning a four-door Range Rover into a two-door model is no easy task, and the coachbuilt coupe takes only its hood, fenders, and trunk lid from the donor SUV. The rest of the Adventum Coupe's body panels are "hand-beaten" into shape. If old-world charm and production processes are what you're after, then Niels van Roij Design has you covered.
The attention to detail continues inside the Adventum Coupe, which trades the Range Rover's standard rear bench seat for a pair of power-operated buckets. To ensure the Adventum Coupe's interior looks as special as its exterior, Niels van Roij Design works with its customers to create an individualized and special space. The first Adventum Coupe off the line sports black and red Nappa leather, a teak floorboard for the driver and passenger footwells and rear cargo area, and a pair of trunk-mounted umbrellas with red leather handles that match the hides used throughout the cabin.
Such craftsmanship takes time, though, and Niels van Roij Design asks customers to wait at least six months for delivery of their Adventum Coupe upon putting down a nearly $55,000 deposit. Although the build process is slow, the Adventum Coupe likely isn't, as the only donors considered for the conversion are equipped with the 518-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 underhood. The powerplant will rocket a run-of-the-mill four-door Range Rover to 60 mph in a manufacturer-estimated 5.1 seconds.
If you've always wanted a modern, two-door Range Rover, then the nearly $300,000 Adventum Coupe is the answer to your prayers. Personally, we'll trade the Adventum Coupe's rarity and looks for the convenience and $107,245 price tag of the equally powerful, four-door Range Rover P525 HSE. That said, it's your money; do with it what you will.