As the Geneva Motor Show swings into force this week, the Range Rover SV Coupe makes its official debut, reprising the two-door bodystyle which originated with the first-generation Range Rover. Only 999 examples will be produced for its total global production.

Most obvious is the reduction to two doors and a more sloping roofline. Power-closing doors with frameless windows aid ingress of natural light into the cabin, along with the panoramic roof. Elsewhere, the standard Range Rover‘s three-slat design on the front doors’ leading edge has been replaced with mesh trim on the front panel’s trailing edge. The SV Coupe is the first Range Rover to have a 23-inch wheel option.

Inside, the SV Coupe’s gains quilted leather upholstery with front-to-rear contrast colourways, in addition to a range of leather colours applied singularly throughout the cabin. Either can be complemented by a choice of three wood veneers, including Nautica, a Range Rover first, which blends walnut and sycamore.

The main, front seats within the SV Coupe feature heating and cooling and are 20-way, electrically adjustable, while the rear seats are 10-way, electrically adjustable. Each Range Rover SV Coupe will be hand-assembled to its client’s specification by the Special Vehicle Operations division, which will offer the opportunity to choose from over 100 paint colours, in addition to unique ‘match to sample’ hues.

The InControl Touch Duo Pro infotainment is handled by a 10-inch display, 10-inch control panel and 12-inch interactive driver display, while a 10-inch full-colour HUD shows navigational information, slope and wheel information, cruise control, engine RPM and gear information. Audio comes courtesy of a 1,700-watt, 23-speaker Meridian 3D Signature sound system with dual-channel subwoofer.

Its prime position in the range is fortified by the most powerful version of the company’s supercharged petrol V8 engine to grace a Range Rover, which produces 565 PS and 700 Nm of torque; this compares with the 565 PS and 680 Nm for the SVAutobiography Dynamic, the range-topper with the full complement of doors.

Likewise, outputs are channeled to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission, enabling the SV Coupe to do 0-100 km/h in 5.3 seconds, and a top speed of 266 km/h. The SV Coupe’s sportier slant sees its chassis adopt a more road-focused edge, with a ride height lowered by 8 mm compared with the standard Range Rover.

Of course, being a Range Rover, the SV Coupe can still be expected to feature considerable off-roading ability – Terrain Response 2 features seven surface programmes, a two-speed transfer box equips the permanent four-wheel driveline with active locking rear differential, its air suspension offers five ride height settings, while wading depth is rated at 900 mm, with a maximum towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes.

The SV Coupe will be priced onwards of £240,000 according to Land Rover when it goes on sale from the fourth quarter of this year, and will go up against the likes of the Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Bentayga and the upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan.