Land Rover rolls out Defender V8 Bond Edition
New Delhi: Tata motors owned, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) on Thursday said it 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.
Based on the recently launched Defender V8, the new edition is powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged petrol engine, which produces 386 kW, 625 Nm of torque and drives through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The SUV accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.2 s with a top speed of 240 km/hour.
Available to order as a Defender 110 or 90 and inspired by the specification of the Defenders that appear in the Bond movie'No Time To Die', the new edition features an extended black pack with 50.80 cm satin dark grey wheels, signature Xenon Blue front brake callipers and a 'Defender 007' rear badge. Only 300 units of the trim would be produced and made available for retail.
The movie '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 cinemas on September 30, 2021, in the UK through Universal Pictures International and in the US on October 8, 2021, from Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) via the United Artists Releasing banner.
"The Land RoverBond Edition is an exclusive take on the most powerful production Defender ever made, inspired by vehicles on screen in the Bond movie. It represents a meeting of two great British brands and is a unique celebration of Land Rover's 38-year association with James Bond," Land Rover Brand Director Finbar McFall said in a statement.