Land Rover South Africa has released local pricing for the new Range Rover Fifty special-edition model.

Conceived as a tribute to the original Range Rover that debuted some fifty years ago, just 1 970 units will be produced globally (in recognition of the year the original model was launched).

While the package is offered in conjunction with petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains in overseas markets, here in South Africa the Fifty appears to ship standard with a 4,4-litre SDV8, in standard wheelbase guise. As a reminder, this powerplant offers 250 kW and 740 N.m to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

So, how much cash are you looking at here? Well, the Fifty starts at R3 158 620 (before CO2 tax, which should amount to an additional R18 492), slotting in above the Autobiography trim level on which it’s based. For the record, that amounts to a premium of R106 120.

The Fifty gains exterior accents in Auric Atlas as well as model-specific 22-inch wheels. The special model furthermore features a “Fifty” script “created personally” by Land Rover design boss, Gerry McGovern. The script appears on the exterior of the vehicle as well as in the cabin (on the headrests, facia and illuminated treadplates). There’s also a “xx of 1970” plaque inside, depicting the particular unit’s unique build number.

Other standard features include a sliding panoramic roof, a powered gesture tailgate, leather headlining, a heated steering wheel, the Meridian Signature sound system, a smartphone pack, a 360-degree camera system and lane keep assist.