The original luxury SUV – the iconic Range Rover – turns 50 this year and the British automaker has created a special edition model named Fifty to celebrate this grand occasion. Based on the already luxurious Autobiography trim level, the special edition comes with a handful of special touches and will see a limited production run of 1970 units – 1970 was the year when Land Rover debuted the Range Rover SUV. Starting with the special treatment received on the outside, the Fifty model gets two unique 22-inch wheel designs and the exterior accents are painted in Auric Atlas to help it stand out from the standard Range Rover. In addition to the four standard paint schemes of Carpathian Grey, Rosello Red, Aruba, and Santorini Black, the Fifty model can be made even more exclusive by the help of three heritage-inspired special paint finishes: Tuscan Blue, Davos White and Bahama Gold.
The Fifty emblem for the limited edition was penned by Gerry McGovern, the head of the company’s design department, and can be found on the fenders, the headrests, and the dashboard. Additionally, a commissioning plaque on the center console marks the exclusively of the special edition denoted by “1 of 1970”. The Fifty model will be available in both standard and long-wheelbase body styles, but the choice of engines is market-specific. The American-spec Fifty edition will only be available with the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 producing 518 horsepower and 461 lb-ft of torque. The special edition Range Rover is expected to reach the showroom no time sooner than next year and the British automaker hasn’t revealed the pricing either.[Via: Autoblog]