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No Time To Die: meet the Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition

V8 off-roader inspired by the movie cars is yours. Assuming you have over £100k...

Published: 01 Sep 2021
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Bond is back. Nearly. Almost. After an interminable delay caused by you-know-what, Daniel Craig’s latest turn as the world’s most conspicuous spy in No Time To Die is coming to a cinema near you. Which means… movie tie-ins!

This be no novelty toy car, however. This is a full-bodied, snarling V8 monster truck in the shape of the new Defender. Officially, it’s called the Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition, and officially, you will almost definitely want one.

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Said to be inspired by the Defenders that appear in the movie, this one is available as either a Defender 90 or Defender 110, featuring the ‘Extended Black Pack’ that takes in 22in gloss black alloys, Xenon blue front brake calipers and a ‘Defender 007’ rear badge. To borrow from a different movie franchise, yes, it comes in black.

Only 300 of these V8 Bond Defenders will be built, each one bearing ‘one of 300’ laser detailing, illuminated treadplates, and a bespoke start-up animation for the Pivi Pro infotainment. Natty ‘007’ puddle lamp graphics complete the exclusive bits.

The non-exclusive – but no less interesting – bit resides up front, in the form of eight cylinders and five litres of supercharged fury. That V8 kicks out 518bhp and 461lb ft of torque, sent through an eight-speed automatic gearbox to all four wheels. Land Rover reckons on 0-60mph in 4.9s and a top speed of 149mph, which should be enough to outrun any Bond-level gags.

The UK is only getting 15 of these V8 Bond Defenders – five in the 90 body, and 10 in, um, 110. The former is priced at £105,395, the latter £108,040.

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There aren’t just Defenders in the new Bond movie, don’t forget: there’s a pair of Rangie SVRs, a classic, a Series III, and a whole suite of Aston Martins…

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