New Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition
- Price: TBC
- Engine: 5.0 supercharged petrol engine
- Transmission: eight-speed automatic transmission
- Power/Torque: 386kW / 625Nm
Land Rover SV Bespoke has created a new Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition to celebrate the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die, ahead of its world premiere later this month. Available to order as Defender 110 or 90 and inspired by Defender specs that appeared in No Time To Die, the stealth Defender V8 Bond Edition includes an extended black package with matching wheels, 22-inch Luna gloss black needles, Xenon Blue signature callipers front brake and "Defender 007" rear badging.
Breakthrough touches extend to the practical interior, with illuminated 'Defender 007' glass and touch-screen launch animations specially developed for the intuitive Pivi Pro infotainment system to honours Land Rover's longstanding partnership with the James Bond franchise. At night, customers will also see a unique “007” puddle light graphic.
Exclusively available to 300 buyers worldwide, the Defender V8 Bond Edition's interior features laser engraving indicating it is "one of 300" and the SV Bespoke logo. Each vehicle is manufactured by the vehicle customization specialists at SV Bespoke in the UK.
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.”
Defenders are at the heart of the action in No Time To Die alongside two Range Rover Sport SVRs. A Range Rover Classic and Land Rover Series III are also in the film, which will be released in cinemas around the world from 30 September 2021.
Based on the recently launched Defender V8, the Bond Edition is powered by a 5.0-litre 386kW supercharged petrol engine, which produces 625Nm of torque and drives through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Defender V8 90 accelerates from 0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 240km/h.
It delivers new levels of performance and driver engagement by combining the V8 with expertly developed suspension and transmission tuning to create the fastest and most dynamically rewarding Defender yet.
With unique suspension and transmission tuning, including bespoke spring and damper rates and a new Electronic Active Rear Differential, Defender V8 delivers more agile and engaging handling with heightened body control – all accompanied by a characteristic V8 supercharged soundtrack.
Exclusivity is guaranteed with only five Defender V8 Bond Editions destined for the South African market.
No Time To Die is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fifth and final film as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007. The film will be released in South African cinemas from 1 October.