Overfinch ‘Country Pursuits Concept Car’
Overfinch has been modifying Range Rovers for over 30 years. Its latest take on the iconic off-roader mixes high fashion with the requirements of the country set.
The result is Aubergine. That’s the special mica pearlescent colour the Farnham-based company has used to paint the £143,950 (for the petrol version) Range Rover. The interior has been re-trimmed with bespoke Nappa leather in special Light Avocado with Cordovan (Aubergine) accents and the rooflining has been replaced with Alcantara. Olive Ash veneer lighting pods provide illumination for the luxurious passenger area.
Travellers will, however, have to remove their Hunters as the Light Avocado heavy-duty luxury carpet (with special leather-bound carpet mats, please note) won’t take kindly to too much mud from the moors. The fully integrated fridge built into the rear armrest compartment can carry couple of bottles of bubbly, while a special removable gun box, with Olive Ash veneered front and three sliding drawers, will hold a bespoke gun case, cartridges and crystal glass drinking set.
From a technical aspect, the car carries Overfinch’s usual high-quality engineering enhancements, including a tuned 4.2-litre supercharged V8, producing around 470bhp at 5800rpm, and powerful brakes by Brembo. An enhanced on/off-road suspension system will lower the car by 20cm at speed, or raise it 25cm under extreme off-road conditions.
A ‘new GT bodystyle enhancement pack’ gives the car an individual appearance, including as it does one-piece front and rear bumpers, side valances, roof spoiler and special exhaust tails.
The ‘Country Pursuits Concept Car’, together with the Overfinch SuperSport II, was launched at London’s Salon Privé on July 2 2008.
Text: Classic Driver
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