Land Rover has a long relation with the James Bond series. So, no wonder the current Defender dedicates a new special edition to the greatest spies of all time.
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.
Inspired by the specification of the Defender SUVs that appear in No Time To Die, the stealthy 2022 Defender V8 Bond Edition features an Extended Black Pack with 22-inch Luna Gloss Black alloy wheels, signature Xenon Blue front brake calipers and a ‘Defender 007’ rear badge.
The bespoke touches extend to the practical interior, with illuminated ‘Defender 007’ treadplates and a specially developed touchscreen start-up animation for the intuitive Pivi Pro infotainment2 system that honors the Land Rover brand’s long partnership with the James Bond franchise. At night, customers will also spot unique ‘007’ puddle lamp graphics.
Exclusively available to just 300 buyers around the world, the Defender V8 Bond Edition’s interior features laser etching detailing that it is ‘one of 300’ as well as the SV Bespoke logo. Each vehicle is commissioned by the vehicle personalization experts at SV Bespoke in the UK.
Defender vehicles are at the heart of the action in No Time To Die alongside two Range Rover Sport SVR vehicles. A Range Rover Classic and Land Rover Series III are also in the film, which will be released in cinemas around the world from September 30, 2021.
Based on the recently launched Defender V8, the Bond Edition is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged engine, which produces 518hp, 461 lb-ft of torque and drives through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Defender V8 110 accelerates from 0-6 0mph in just 5.1 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.4 seconds) with a top speed of 149mph (240km/h).