Victoria Beckham in row over design of the Range Rover Evoque VB edition 


Victoria Beckham during the launch of the new Land Rover Evoque at the Orangery in Kensington Palace, London.

Victoria Beckham is at the centre of a row over her involvement in designing a special edition of the Range Rover Evoque in 2012, named after her.

Gerry McGovern design director at Land Rover has recently spoken out against the former Spice Girl for exaggerating her role in designing the VB edition of the Range Rover Evoque.

McGovern, according to the Mail on Sunday, said at a publicity event last week: "She didn't design the car... I've forgotten more than that woman will ever know about [car] designing – to be a car designer takes years."

He added: "When we went to China to present it, she stood up in front of the world's press and said, "When I designed the car..." I said, "Victoria, that wasn't on the script."

Also at the Beijing launch in 2012, Mrs Beckham said: "I wanted to design a car that I want to drive and that David would want to drive. I wanted a car that reflected my personality. I'm really proud of this car.

The £80,000 limited edition featured matt grey paintwork, vintage inspired seats, 'rose gold accents' inspired by one of her favourite watches and a leather luggage set. The 'VB' was limited to just 200 units. McGovern has also come out to say people always assumed she designed the car – but that Land Rover never actually said that.

Land Rover has since said: "The three-year project was completed in full by both parties and was a huge creative success around the world. Mrs Beckham remains part of the Land Rover family."

By Ted Welford