New range topping Range Rover

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The new Range Rover, yesterday
The new Range Rover, yesterday

Land Rover today announced the Range Rover Minster, a new flagship which comes loaded with exclusive features including 22-inch wheels, dark finished exterior trim and a 15th century gothic belltower.

Inside, the Minster boasts all the features you would expect including sat-nav, radar cruise control and a centre-console-mounted baptismal font made of limestone and believed to date back to medieval times. Land Rover says the car also features cutting edge in-car entertainment comprising of DAB radio, Bluetooth audio streaming and a 30 person choir mounted in the left transept.

Unsurprisingly for a top-of-the-range machine, the Range Rover Minster is equipped with almost everything as standard including an electrically powered tailgate, multi-zone climate control and a 79-stop 18th century pipe organ. Nonetheless, there are one or two items on the options list including extra candles, more flowers and an archbishop.

The Range Rover Minster is powered by Land Rover’s supercharged 5-litre V8 petrol engine which has been modified for this role and now demands a service every Sunday.

Land Rover admits that fitting a Range Rover with solid wooden pews, a stone floor and an enormous gothic belltower has added a few kilos but insists that it still weighs less than a Discovery.