One of the biggest talking points from the 2018 Geneva Motor Show was the announcement of the two-door Range Rover SV Coupe.
Planned as an exclusive limited edition of 999 units, Jaguar Land Rover would later decide to cancel production in a drive to save costs.
For those disappointed by losing the chance to spend £240,000 ($295,000) on a Range Rover coupe, Dutch car designer Niels van Roij has a new solution.
Inspired by the Range Rover Classic
London-based Niels van Roij has created numerous automotive designs, but is best known for his Shooting Brake version of the Tesla Model S.
The Adventum Coupe is his own take on the two-door Range Rover idea, and it does differ subtly from Land Rover’s own SV Coupe version.
Viewed in profile, the roofline of the Adventum Coupe falls away less dramatically than the SV Coupe. Niels has stated that the original Range Rover provided the inspiration for his model, rather than the SV concept.
The result is a two-door Range Rover coupe that looks like it could have just left the production line. In reality, coachbuilders Bas van Roomen will be responsible for building all Adventum Coupes by hand.
Only the bonnet, front fenders, and tailgate lid are said to be shared with the original vehicle. All other body panels are made from scratch.
Being a coachbuilt creation, interested buyers can have their own Adventum Coupe tailored to meet their exacting demands. Niels van Roij suggests that this could include the addition of extra vents in the bodywork, or special paint hues.
Teak flooring throughout
Interior modification is also a major part of the Adventum Coupe, with van Roij fitting a trademark teak floor throughout.
The buyer of the first Adventum, finished in Arctic White paint, choose teak elements with a white finish between them. It complements the rest of the interior, that features red leather upholstery and a dashboard finished in black piano wood.
A key part of the Adventum Coupe is the replacement of the standard rear bench seat with two individual chairs. It makes the van Roij design a four-seater, with the rear seats electrically adjustable.
To ensure the Adventum Coupe has the performance to match the looks, van Roij has used the range-topping powertrain for it.
This means a 5.0 supercharged V8 engine offering 525 hp, which allows the regular Range Rover to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds.
Air suspension, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and permanent four-wheel drive should mean the Adventum retains the off-road ability of the five-door Range Rover.
How bespoke will your budget allow?
Such coachbuilt exclusivity will not come cheap. Starting prices for an Adventum Coupe being at €270,000. This is equivalent to £245,000 or $300,000. Niels van Roij plans to be only 100 examples.
Given the level of custom work involved, buyers will also need to place a €50,000 (£45,000 / $55,555) deposit with Niels van Roij.
Having an Adventum Coupe built to your exact specification is not a quick process. Building one should take at least six months, and possibly longer depending on the options picked.