When people claim a certain level of exclusivity in their choice in automobiles, those bragging rights are typically tied to earthly expectations of availability. But in the case of Virgin Galactic Future Astronauts – who will soon be able to check off “outer space” as a travel destination they’ve been to – they’ll also have the option to commemorate their genuinely elite status as travelers with an astronauts-only, Range Rover Astronaut Edition.
Conceived as the ultimate travel souvenir, the yet-to-be-priced Range Rover Astronaut Edition produced by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations will only be made available to members of the Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut community to purchase, emblazoned with detailing inside and out that cue others this isn’t your typical Land Rover vehicle.
The Land Rover Astronaut Edition DNA can be attributed to the $143,000 Range Rover Autobiography, the sort of luxurious all-terrain capable SUV already catering to a rarified air even before being given the Astronaut Edition treatment. The special edition will be made available with Land Rover’s P400e plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain, which delivers a combined 404PS, EV range of 42km and CO2 emissions of 72g/km. A high-performance 5.0-liter V8 P525 supercharged gas engine edition is also offered if you’re partial to yesterday’s technology.