While we are eagerly awaiting the action-packed James Bond film – No Time To Die, Land Rover has built a special Defender celebrating the model’s 25th appearance in a James Bond movie. Those who have seen the trailer will know that the Defender is the baddy’s car in the new movie and is seen doing some off the charts stunts as well.
It will be available with the option of a 90 or 110, but numbers will be limited to just 300 units. All of which will carry the SV Bespoke logo and an exclusive ‘One of 300’ etching.
The design is in line with the models used in the film and will feature the Extended Black Pack with 22-inch Gloss Black wheels and Xenon Blue front brake callipers. The front-end has been completely blacked out with just the Land Rover logo standing out. And the rear is even more appealing thanks to the blacked-out treatment. Definitely looks like a villainous car from every angle.
However, if that is not enough, there will be plenty of ‘007’ touches all over the car with ‘Defender 007’ rear badge, ‘007’ puddle lamp, illuminated ‘007’ treadplates and a specially developed start-up animation for the 11.4-inch Pivi Pro infotainment system touchscreen.
The interior too will feature laser etching detailing for the ‘one of 300’ and the SV Bespoke logo.
Finbar McFall, Land Rover Brand Director, said: “The Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition is an exclusive take on the most powerful production Defender ever made, inspired by vehicles on screen in No Time To Die. It represents a meeting of two great British brands and is a unique celebration of Land Rover’s 38-year association with James Bond.”
Powering the Defender Bond Edition will be a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine putting out 525bhp and 625Nm. There has been no change mechanically so the numbers are identical to the standard car. Mated is an eight-=speed automatic transmission and 0-100koph takes around 4.9 secs. Might not be as fast as Bond’s Aston Martin, but is quick enough to keep up with it for sure.