The Defender V8 Bond Edition celebrates the SUV’s role in the upcoming Bond movie No Time To Die
The 25th movie in the James Bond franchise is scheduled for release later this month. Christened ‘No Time To Die’, the movie will have intense action sequences and multiple high-adrenaline scenes. There are multiple bespoke cars and SUVs premiering in the movie, including a number of Jaguar Land Rover models. Ahead of the movie release, Land Rover has now unveiled a Bond Edition to its Defender nameplate.
Created by Land Rover SV, the Defender V8 Bond Edition celebrates Land Rover’s association with the James Bond franchise. No Time To Die features a number of Land Rover models including Defenders, Range Rover Sport SVRs, Range Rover Classic, and a Land Rover Series 3. The 25th Bond movie marks Land Rover’s 38th year of association with the franchise.
Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition: What’s Special?
Land Rover Defender Bond Edition has menacing looks. It gets an all Black exterior, 20-inch Satin Grey alloy wheels, Xenon Blue brake calipers, and a Defender 007 badge on the tailgate. The Bond edition also gets puddle lamps projecting ‘007’.
While almost everything on the inside remains the same as the standard car, the Defender Bond Edition gets the 007 insignia in the Pivi Pro infotainment system and a number of other details flaunting its exclusivity.
The Defender Bond Edition gets no four-pots but a full-grown V8 under its hood. This SUV is powered by a 5.0L V8 supercharged petrol engine churning out 518 hp and 625 Nm. The transmission on offer is an 8-speed automatic unit. 0-100 kph comes in just 5.2 seconds and the top speed is a massive 240 kph. The suspension also sees major improvements, providing for a highly engaging drive.
Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition is a highly exclusive model, the production of which is limited to just 300 units worldwide. It is available in both 90 and 110 layouts.
No Time To Die Release Date
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, No Time To Die will hit the theatres on September 30, 2021. In the US, however,, the movie will premiere on October 8, 2021. It marks Daniel Craig’s fifth and final appearance as James Bond 007.