The new top-of-the-line Range Rover, the $200,000+ SVAutobiography (via Land Rover's SVO division), is a 543 HP rolling bank vault of luxury and weaponized swank. More importantly, it finally has a way for the 1% to be able to really sit back and enjoy a cockfight parking lot tailgate, with this amazing 'Event Seating.'

The 'event seating' is a pair of leather-and-brushed-aluminum folding seats that origami out of the open lower tailgate door. The seats have a a strangely equestrian-looking footrest below, hung on leather straps, and the whole thing sits on a big, quilted-leather apron thing that drapes down and has pockets for wads of caviar and that kind of thing.

Really, the whole assembly has a slightly unsettling gimp-suit/bondage gear look about it, but, who knows, maybe that's what plays well in the upper end of the market.

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Unlike the legendary Subaru Brat, it appears that these external seats are not designed for use while the vehicle is in motion, which is a real shame. But I suspect that these will get tried for some manicured-grounds thrill rides at least a few times, before the exhilarated riders retire, gleefully, to their S&M play-dungeons and decadent masked orgies or whatever rich people who buy cars with fold-out black leather seats with horseshoe-styled accessories do.