Emirati artist's bonus feature adds sparkle to bespoke Dh1.5 million Range Rover Sadaf

It is only fitting that Mattar Bin Lahej would lend his creative chops to a car that looks so at home by the Abu Dhabi shoreline

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Emirati conceptual designer Mattar Bin Lahej has made his mark across the UAE – from designing the Museum of the Future's eye-catching facade with thuluth script, to creating an artwork entitled Movement of Stillness, which combines calligraphy and the essence of a speeding horse, for last week's Dhai Dubai Light festival.

Most recently, the prolific artist teamed up with Range Rover on the car brand's most exclusive vehicle to date.

The ultra-opulent Range Rover SV Bespoke Sadaf Edition is inspired by the heritage of the Arabian Gulf and was unveiled this week at Range Rover House, a small complex ensconced within Anantara Santorini, the boutique luxury hideaway located on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi.

Production is limited to only 20 units, and the recipient of each car will also receive a coveted Bin Lahej sculpture.

The Sadaf, which translates as seashell, is decked out in blue and white to mirror the ornate colours found on the inside of a pearl shell. The treadplates feature a Sadaf Edition wordmark alongside a “1 of 20" designation and the car is powered by Range Rover's V8 twin-turbo mild hybrid petrol engine.

The Emirati artist's work, meanwhile, is a sculpture made up of several layers and shapes that open to reveal an intricate core decorated with traditional Arabic calligraphy. It is appropriately named The Pearl.

All this makes for an elevated price, which goes a little over and above a traditional Range Rover, of course.

Should you get yourself into the venue and decide to invest, each car will be a little more than Dh1.5 million.

Updated: February 13, 2024, 4:30 PM