2016 Range Rover Autobiography Tows VSS Unity To Global Debut
Further illustrating that there are few places Land Rover and Range vehicles cannot go and few things they cannot do, the automaker recently gave noted entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson a big assist as he introduced his company’s brand new space ship, the VSS Unity, at the Mojave Air and Space Port event located in California.
The VSS Unity is the latest SpaceShipTwo vehicle from Branson’s commercial space travel program Virgin Galactic. The vessel made its debut as it was towed by a 2016 Range Rover Autobiography model, which we currently have available at Land Rover Hinsdale. The VSS Unity was named by Professor Stephen Hawking, who also provided a recorded message for the event.
Land Rover and Virgin Galactic have partnered since 2014 to help promote worthwhile causes. Branson’s SpaceShipTwo program is currently assisted in operations at its Spaceport America location in New Mexico by a fleet of various Land Rover models.
“Since our partnership began in April 2014, Land Rover has become an integral part of the team’s day-to-day operating environment in Mojave,” said Virgin Galactic Commercial Director Stephen Attenborough, as reported in the automaker’s press release. “Therefore, it was fitting that the Range Rover Autobiography took a starring role in today’s events as our new SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, made its global debut.”
The 2016 Range Rover Autobiography boasts incredible power and capability courtesy of its standard four-wheel drive system and robust eight-speed transmission, and its potent supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine which produces 510 horsepower and 461 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a standard towing package and allows a maximum recommended towing capacity of 7,716 pounds.
Space may not be too far off for Range Rover and Land Rover vehicles. But in the meantime there are many locations to explore here on earth that require the capability and dependability of models like the 2016 Range Rover Autobiography, available from your Range Rover dealers in Hinsdale. So stop in today to learn more about the 2016 Range Rover Autobiography or to take one for a test drive.