To cash in on the hype surrounding the latest James Bond flick, No Time To Die, Land Rover has unveiled a special edition of its Defender V8 SUV, named the Defender Bond Edition. Over the years, the world’s most-loved spy has driven various vehicles but has always been associated with Aston Martin’s sports cars. That said, Land Rover SUVs have frequently been used in several installments of the Bond story. Developed by Land Rover’s SV Bespoke division, the Defender Bond Edition’s production will be limited to 300 units worldwide.
Offered in 90 (three-door) and 110 (five-door) versions, the Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition has a murdered-out aesthetic like the Defender SUVs seen in the upcoming Bond film. The Bond Edition is specced with the black styling pack, 22-inch black alloy wheels with Xenon blue brake calipers, and 007 badging. This inscription is extended to the illuminated treadplates, while the Pivi Pro infotainment gets a 007 start-up screen; also present are 007 puddle lamps and laser-etched numbering on each of the 300 examples.
Mechanically, the Bond Edition is virtually identical to the standard Land Rover Defender V8 and has the same 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol that produces 525 hp and 625 Nm. The claimed 0 to 100 kph time for the Defender V8 90 is 5.2 seconds, while the top speed is rated at 240 kph, making it the fastest Defender ever made.
At this time, there’s no confirmation on if any of the 300 examples of the Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition will be available for customers in India. As for the movie itself, No Time To Die will hit cinemas worldwide on 30 September 2021.