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Range Rover SVO Astronaut Edition revealed for future astronauts

Range Rover SVO Astronaut Edition launched for the participants in the Virgin Galactic space flights.

Land Rover’s SVO (Special Vehicles Operations) unit has just revealed the special edition Range Rover Astronaut Edition, which is available exclusively for travellers signed up to participate in the first Virgin Galactic space flights. 

Boasting unique interior and exterior styling treatments, the Range Rover Astronaut Edition is painted in a unique ‘Zero Gravity Blue’ colour which was reportedly inspired by the “depth and intensity of the night sky.” 

The Astronaut Edition features many spaceship motifs. The Astronaut Edition features many spaceship motifs.

Other bespoke touches include spaceship motifs dotted around the cabin, B-pillar and puddle lamps, as well as Astronaut Edition badging at the rear. 

The interior also features a crafted piece of the spaceship’s front landing skid plate that served on the Virgin Galactic Unity’s first flight in December 2018.

The Astronaut Edition also features unique interior trimmings. The Astronaut Edition also features unique interior trimmings.

700 people have paid around US$250,000 to participate in the space flights, which take around two and a half hours and allow passengers to experence weightlessness for around 15 minutes.

Based on the Range Rover Autobiography spec, the Astronaut Edition comes with the company’s P400e drivetrain with a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that’s good for a 42km all-electric range.

The Astronaut Edition uses a real piece of trim from the spacecraft on the inside. The Astronaut Edition uses a real piece of trim from the spacecraft on the inside.

A 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine is also available.

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