Sometimes size really is everything. Take the Range Rover, for example. It may be exquisite in its standard form, but add an extra seven and a half inches and you have something truly spectacular. In fact, it's so good you may wonder why they don't make the Long Wheelbase model as standard. The beneficiaries of the extra length are undoubtedly those in the rear seats, where the added legroom completes a luxurious den that's perfect for business or leisure travel. Even though it's a Range Rover, this is a great choice for a chauffeur driven hire - particularly because you then won't have to argue about who has the fun of being in the back!
Our Long Wheelbase Range Rover Autobiography comes with a pleasingly large 5 litre petrol V8 engine under the bonnet. Not only is it powerful enough to power the car up a mountain, but it also propels the car from 0-60MPH in just 6.6 seconds, before progressing to a respectable top speed of 135MPH.
The driving experience has been praised by many critics, and fans of the standard Range Rover experience won't be disappointed. As the Express newspaper said in their review: "The reality is that on the road, to drive the long-wheelbase Range Rover doesn't feel much different to the standard model. Yes, you're wary of the extra length and the fact this is anything but a small car, yet generally your impression is one of comfort and refinement throughout."
The passenger experience is also pretty spectacular, as this long wheelbase Range Rover offers a sublime ride quality that's akin to riding on a cloud.
Although it's a big car, the Range Rover Autobiography looks sleek and dynamic thanks to its clever contemporary styling. Moreover, the Santorini Black colouring makes our car look particularly refined. This Long Wheelbase version retains the same looks as the standard Range Rover, with the classic clamshell bonnet, 'floating' roof and split tailgate. The tailgate is particularly useful if you're heading to outdoor events, as it's a perfect place to put your picnic!
Disguising the car's size are dynamic wraparound taillights and sleek gills on the front doors, styling elements that are augmented by additional cues from the Range Rover Evoque: including the sharply angled front grille and windscreen, as well as the swept-back headlights.
When you hire our Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 Long Wheelbase, you'll also notice the distinctive Autobiography badging, featured on the tailgate and tread plates, alongside embossed script on the centre rear squab. Subtle 'L' badges are also mounted onto the base of the atlas vents behind the front wheel arches.
The interior of the car is where you really see the benefit of those extra inches. The legroom on the rear seats is now suitable for adults of all shapes and sizes, with plenty of storage space to boot. The Long Wheelbase Autobiography SDV8 even has additional storage space in the door casing, just in case you really do need to cram everything in.
Speaking of the seats, both front and rear seats are electrically adjustable, and are fitted with warming and cooling functions. Better yet, each passenger seat has a massage system that features five separate programmes, ensuring you can tackle the tension in all of your muscles. As you'd expect, the seats all are clad in gorgeously soft ivory Semi-Aniline leather, made only from the highest quality hides, which has cherry-colour contrast stitching for added effect. Rear seat passengers also benefit 10.6 inch screens mounted on the back of the front seats to keep them amused throughout the journey. One great feature about the car's entertainment package is the excellent sound system, which delivers high quality sounds to the entire cabin.
If you're more the type to look out of the window, then you'll love the panoramic sunroof, which affords beautiful views of the sky while also flooding the cabin with light. A rear window blind also ensures you can control the level of light to your satisfaction. Should you require privacy, or perhaps a nap, then the vast side windows and sunroof come with blinds, creating a sense of tranquillity throughout the cabin.
A Range Rover is always a divine motoring experience, but this Long Wheelbase offers something extra special for those who expect full saloon luxury inside a powerful 4x4. This car does what 10 years ago may have been thought impossible: it combines true all-round performance with the kind of luxury only normally expected in limousine-style cars.
There really is no occasion for which this car is not suitable, whether that's an important business trip or simply a romantic vacation. Versatile, and with enough room to accommodate both people and luggage in true luxury, this is a fantastic choice for international travel, particularly when driven by one of our expert chauffeurs, who can pre-arrange all the details of your trip - including events, restaurants and hotels - to make your experience extra special.