By Victoria Wallace | January 17, 2017 | Lifestyle
The Range Rover V8 LWB takes you from Sunday drive to decadent off-road adventure.
The Range Rover V8 LWB is the latest SUV to join the luxury family.
On a recent Thursday afternoon, hardcore luxury arrived in my driveway: The Range Rover V8 LWB. It felt as though it had been built specifically for me—and make no mistake, there is a wide range of bespoke options, including 19 different exterior paint colors in high-gloss or satin finishes. I did what any Washingtonian looking for the perfect weekend getaway would do and headed to Middleburg (zero to 60 in 5.5 seconds). On the drive, I felt like a Kardashian or Chamillionaire—or even royalty (a concept not at all lost on Land Rover, which recently prepared a special experience for Queen Elizabeth II in Wales).
But the UK-manufactured luxury SUV is not just for cruising. With its supercharged V8 engine, it’s Range Rover’s most powerful yet. Its off-road capabilities are likewise intense and matched only by its comforts—you can’t beat plowing over rocks and through creeks, all while your seat cools and your back is massaged. The LWB’s rear seat, which has more than seven extra inches of legroom, begs you to hire a chauffeur and climb into the back—but the drive is too smooth to relinquish. Starting at $108,195. Rosenthal Land Rover Tysons Corner, 1592 Spring Hill Road, Vienna, 877-345-7736
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