Overfinch; the name might not resonate as much as, say, Hamann or Mansory in our market, but the British tuning company is something of a Range Rover expert. Tuning-up Rangeys since the Seventies, it produces some of the most expensive and exclusive versions of the legendary 4x4. The London Edition that you see here is its latest handiwork. And is suitably pricey at Dh1.16 million — that’s about Dh150,000 more than a Bentley Bentayga.
The special model commemorates the city of London and features inlays of its skyline, which includes landmarks such as the London Eye, Tower Bridge, the Shard and in some places even the red bus. The company has also built a Manhattan Edition, which features an “astonishing art deco-inspired New York skyline” in the inlays.
The veneers are customised, so no two are the same, and feature mother of pearl inlays, and are made of — get this — 5,500 individual pieces of wood! Every one of these pieces is hand-crafted and individually laid on to backgrounds of American Walnut Burr. Predictably then, the entire process takes in excess of 250 man hours to complete! The rotary gear changer also gets the Overfinch badge, while the illuminated door sills provide a reminder of the special nature of the vehicle every time you or your passenger climb aboard.
The rear accommodation is exceedingly posh as well with loads of leg- and headroom, and plush diamond-stitched leather-covered thrones.
Exterior changes to this LWB Range Rover include a new body kit, which is crafted from carbon fibre to increase durability — and repair bills, in case you have a prang — while reducing weight. The tailpipes are unique, too, and feature Overfinch lettering, as does the front and the back of the car. The suitably pompous 22in alloy wheels are also from Overfinch and round off the exterior changes.