Land Rover is creating a Defender V8 Bond Edition to celebrate the 25th James Bond film, “No Time To Die,” ahead of its world premiere later this month.
Only 300 of the bespoke collector edition vehicles will be produced. They are inspired by the Defender SUV, which appears in the film and includes the Extended Black Pack with 22-inch Gloss Black wheels and Xenon Blue front brake calipers.
Design touches include a “Defender 007” rear badge, a 007 puddle lamp, illuminated tread plates and exclusive touchscreen start-up animation on the Pivi Pro infotainment2 system that honors the Land Rover brand’s long partnership with the James Bond franchise.
The vehicle, from $114,600, “is an exclusive take on the most powerful production Defender ever made,” says Finbar McFall, Land Rover brand director.
“It represents a meeting of two great British brands and is a unique celebration of Land Rover’s 38-year association with James Bond,” McFall says in a release.
Defender vehicles are at the heart of the action in the movie alongside two Range Rover Sport SVR vehicles. A Range Rover Classic and Land Rover Series III are also in the film.
The Bond Edition is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged engine, which produces 518 hp, 461 lb-ft of torque and drives through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Defender V8 110 accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 149 mph.
“No Time To Die” will be released in U.S. cinemas Oct 8. It 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.