CHAMPION heavyweight Anthony Joshua got some extra drive in the countdown to his world IBF defence this weekend by taking delivery of a high performance Range Rover.
Joshua commissioned the bespoke SVAutobiography Dynamic variant earlier this year when he visited the Special Vehicle Operations technical centre, where he worked with Land Rover designers to curate various interior and exterior features.
They included a bespoke premium paint finish which SVO has dedicated to the fighter – and named it World Champion Graphite.
The 27-year-old Joshua is preparing to meet WBA world champion Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley on Saturday, with the vacant IBO championship as well as the WBA Super title up for grabs.
And Joshua said: “I am preparing meticulously for Wembley. No stone has been left unturned and I will enter the ring ready for a battle.”
“I spend a lot of time on the road travelling to Sheffield during my training camps so I am incredibly grateful to Land Rover and the SVO team for their assistance.”
“I had a fantastic experience in specifying this Range Rover, and the level of design detail in the finished vehicle is stunning, from the boxing glove emblems in the door handles to the custom storage unit for my training equipment.”
The hand-finished model is based on a Range Rover SVAutobiography-Dynamic – the most dynamically-capable full-size Range Rover ever produced.
It is also the first to feature the new SVO Design Pack, with greater scope for customers to personalise their vehicle, and includes unique front and rear bumpers, quad tailpipes, new side vents, side sills and a bespoke grille.
There is also a diamond-quilted leather interior, finished in ebony and pimiento red and featuring Anthony Joshua’s signature embroidered on the driver’s headrest, a sports equipment storage unit in the boo, door handles with boxing glove pattern surrounds and Anthony Joshua-inscribed treadplates.