To celebrate their status as members of the Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut community, Land Rover have let their Special Vehicles department loose on the Range Rover Astronaut Edition. The big caveat is that, to get one, you have to be one of Virgin Galactic’s commercial astronauts. But still, this Range Rover is worth an ogle.
It is finished in a stunning Zero Gravity Blue paint, which is unique and inspired by the deep colour of the night sky. The exterior also features unique badging on the tailgate and the side profile finishers.
Part of the landing skid from the Virgin Spaceship Unity’s space flight in December last year has been repurposed as part of the cup holders, and also houses a Richard Branson quote – ‘See you up there.’ There are also various details inscribed about the trip, and will be updated for each Future Astronaut with part of the wooden skid from the customer’s own space flight.
Based on the Range Rover Autobiography, the Astronaut Edition features a high-specification and is powered by either the P400e hybrid powertrain and the supercharged 5.0-litre V8 P525 unit, too.
Is it odd to want to go to space, purely for the car that comes with it? Asking for a friend…