Head Into Space’s Final Frontier With Land Rover’s Limited Astronaut Edition

May 14, 2019

Category: Rides

Whether you’re an avid connoisseur or one of the lucky few actually taking the sub-orbital trip, Richard Branson’s company, Virgin Galactic, is primed and ready to take you into the great unknown. Interestingly enough, the space-faring organization is redefining what it means to become a “Future Astronaut,” bolstering its promise of commercial missions with an exclusive offering from England’s revered vehicle manufacturer, Land Rover.

If you’re the type with some “additional funds” laying around, it might have come to your attention that, for just $250,000, Branson’s Virgin Galactic is offering consumers the opportunity to secure a spot on one of the company’s very first sub-orbital flights. As a part of a five-year partnership with the group, Land Rover is retrofitting its popular Range Rover SUV with mission-oriented memorabilia — an exclusive platform that will only be available to ticket holders for the upcoming expedition. Dubbed the “Astronaut Edition,” the 518-horsepower, 5.0-liter V8 vehicle will arrive dressed in Zero Gravity Blue paint, inspired by the night sky, alongside various embellishments that annotate your participation in the groundbreaking flight. Everything from Virgin Galactic’s Future Astronaut community constellation pattern, SpaceShipTwo graphics on the vehicle’s headrests and glove compartment, and dual-disc cupholders derived from the landing skid of Spaceship Unity, all the way to branded quotes from Branson, Land Rover’s limited platform is sure to provide the perfect nightcap for those taking part. However, prospective buyers will still need to adhere to the company’s listing price — a healthy $144,295 — for their own commemorative souvenir.

Purchase: $144,295

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

Carroll Shelby's Own Long Lost Mustangs Were Used To Make These REC Watches

A piece of American automotive history you can wear on your wrist.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

The 20 Most Expensive Motorcycles Ever Sold At Auction

The creme-de-la-creme of the vintage two-wheeled realm.

Posted By

Jan 15, 2021

Featured Image

Ares Design Honors The Defender With A Bespoke Carbon Fiber V8 Build

The exterior has been stripped of adornment -- even its rivets.

Posted By

Jan 15, 2021

Featured Image

Sony’s 149MPH Vision-S Electric Car Is Now A Bonafide Road-Going Prototype

Power will be sent to all four wheels by a pair of electric motors.

Posted By

Jan 15, 2021

Featured Image

Polaris Unleashes A Heavily Upgraded, Best-In-Class 2021 RZR Trail SxS Lineup

With updated styling, new interior amenities, and greater trail-ready performance.

Posted By

Jan 14, 2021

Featured Image

This Retro-Themed Street Bike Started Life As A No-Frills 2006 Ninja 650 Moto

Cowboy's Chopper turns a Kawasaki commuter bike into a vintage-flavored standard.

Posted By

Jan 14, 2021