Queen Elizabeth II rides in a 2015 Range Rover Hybrid Long-WheelbaseEnlarge Photo
The British royal family have been supplied with vehicles from Land Rover for a number years but we’re quite positive it’s never received one like this. A Range Rover Hybrid Long-Wheelbase with a missing roof was used by Queen Elizabeth II recently during a military parade in Wales.
It was the first time she was transported in the Range Rover Hybrid Long-Wheelbase, which replaces a previous Range Rover SUV used by the royal family since 2002. The vehicle is mostly stock though as mentioned above its roof is missing. All seats behind the first row have also been removed to create standing space.
The Range Rover Hybrid Long-Wheelbase, which features a V-6 turbodiesel mated to an electric motor, made its debut last year and is currently not offered in the U.S. It produces a generous 335 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, which should be more than enough to cart around the queen and her cronies. Though not a plug-in hybrid, Land Rover quotes that the vehicle can drive on electric power alone, typically distances of less than a mile and at speeds of less than 30 mph.
Land Rover is quick to point out that it, together with sister company Jaguar, is the only automaker that supplies vehicles for the queen as well as her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and her son Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales. We wonder if the automaker’s personalization department SVO will start offing a “Queen” pack for anyone wanting to upgrade their own Range Rovers to similar spec.