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Special Landy punt for Bokke team at 2019 Rugby World Cup

  • Tribute to Springboks by JLR’s Special Operations 
  • Paint job created one-of-a-kind Range Rover Sport
  • Land Rover Rugby World Cup ‘Worldwide Partner’
SPECIAL RANGE ROVER FOR BOKS: World Cup team gets another team member. Image: Jaguar Land Rover SA

PRETORIA, South Africa – Land Rover South Africa and the automakers Special Vehicle Operations in the UK have created a ”one-of-a-kind” Range Rover Sport SVR as a tribute to the Springbok rugby team.

And darn nice it is, too…

Land Rover is a Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2019 and South African sponsors of the Springboks worked with SVO not only to express commitment the No1 automotive brand in rugby but also to to demonstrate SVO’s abilities.

EXACT COLOUR MATCH

The Rangie, in effect created by a partnership between SVO, Land Rover SA and the SA Rugby Union, is the first and only vehicle to be completely finished in the Springboks’ specific green-and-yellow colours.

The exact Pantone colour match was applied to the Range Rover’s bare shell at the very start of its build process at SVO’s dedicated paint facility. Custom Springbok logos and bespoke yellow brake calipers completed the exterior’s visual enhancement.

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The Sport’s B-pillars and front and rear tread plates carry Springbok insignia and script. Custom touches inside include yellow shift paddles, and yellow stitching on the seats and door panels.

The interior mood lighting has also been adapted to radiate a green glow.

Tina Pienaar-Smit, Jaguar Land Rover PR and sponsorship specialist, told The Corner in a media release: “Land Rover and rugby go hand-in-hand so it made sense to demonstrate the allegiance.

”We have a great resource in SVO to make the connection between the Land Rover and Springbok brands a reality. We hope each member of the team will appreciate the final product.”

‘PROJECT FIRST OF ITS KIND’

Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby, added: “We entered the process of designing this vehicle with Land Rover some months ago. SARU is delighted to have played a part in the result.

”This project is the first of its kind for the Springboks and I’m sure there will be many excited conversations among the players who will get the opportunity to drive it.”

South African customers can contact any Jaguar Land Rover dealer for potential bespoke commissions to be fulfilled by Special Vehicle Operations.

  • The Springbok tribute Range Rover Sport SVR will have its public debut at the 10th Jaguar Simola Hillclimb over May 4/5 2019.

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