To commemorate the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die, Land Rover SV Bespoke has built a new Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition, which will be unveiled later this month.
The stealthy Defender V8 Bond Edition features an Extended Black Pack with 50.80 cm (20) Satin Dark Grey wheels, signature Xenon Blue front brake callipers, and a ‘Defender 007′ rear badge, and is available to order as a Defender 110 or 90. It is inspired by the specification of the Defenders that appear in No Time To Die.
The lighted ‘Defender 007′ treadplates and a specially crafted touchscreen start-up animation for the intuitive Pivi Pro infotainment system honour Land Rover’s long connection with the James Bond series. Customers will also see special ‘007′ puddle lamp graphics at night.
The Defender V8 Bond Edition’s inside contains laser etching specifying that it is “one of 300” and the SV Bespoke emblem, and it is only available to 300 buyers worldwide. The automobile customisation experts at SV Bespoke in the UK commission each vehicle.
“The Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition is an exclusive take on the most powerful production Defender ever manufactured, inspired by vehicles on film in No Time To Die,” said Finbar McFall, Land Rover Brand Director. It is a unique celebration of Land Rover’s 38-year history with James Bond and signifies a confluence of two great British brands.”
Defenders, as well as two Range Rover Sport SVRs, are at the centre of the action in No Time To Die. The film will be released in theatres worldwide on September 30, 2021, and will include a Range Rover Classic and a Land Rover Series III.
The Bond Edition, which is based on the recently released Defender V8, is powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged petrol engine that delivers 386 kW and 625 Nm of torque and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. With a top speed of 240 km/h, the Defender V8 90 sprints from 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds.
By combining the V8 with finely designed suspension and gearbox calibration to create the fastest and most dynamically gratifying Defender yet, it achieves new levels of performance and driver engagement.
Defender V8 offers more nimble and engaging handling thanks to special suspension and gearbox tuning, including bespoke spring and damper rates and a new Electronic Active Rear Differential.