'Classic' V8 Range Rover sticks a middle finger up at London's ULEZ expansion
Believe it or not, this old/new Range Rover is actually ULEZ compliant
Monday the 25th of October 2021 marks the beginning of the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) expansion across London. This means that cars that aren't compliant with the new emissions rules in the capital city, must pay a hefty fine when in these ULEZ areas.
However, what if we told you there is a V8-powered 'classic' Range Rover that is ULEZ-compliant and therefore can drive through this zone without a worry in the world.
This restomodded creation comes from Range Rover specialist and restorer Kingsley Cars and it still manages to retain its original but re-engineered 4.0-litre (220hp) or option 4.6-litre (270hp) engine options thanks to some modern trickery.
Kingsley cars have fitted them with a modern ZF automatic gearbox and have given it updated technology to ensure its city-dwelling owners can commute and beat the ULEZ in style – and returning up to 25 mpg in true JLR style.
It will be available in both two-door and four-door variants. These 80s-inspired Range Rover Classics have been stripped to a bare shell, engineered and future-proofed to remove any opportunity of rust getting into the metal.
Aside from future-proofing and making the engines more environmentally friendly, every single Kingsley Range Rover also comes with the option of a completely revamped interior, featuring extras such as front and rear sensors with a reversing camera, switchable and variable assistance electric power steering, LED headlamps with washers, Kingsley JL Audio 700w seven-speaker system with DAB, as well as rear iPad entertainment integration for passengers.
Apple CarPlay integration is also available on the options list, alongside wireless smartphone charging neatly integrated into the cabin, and ambient lighting.
This is a real nod to the past with a modern twist and is likely to be the way the motoring industry goes in the next few years. Whether these cars are fitted with electric powertrains or modified V8s, we don't mind. Just as long as we can enjoy them – that's all that really matters.
However, with prices starting at £125,000, we're not sure every London resident will be rushing out to get one...