Meet the most powerful Defender ever

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By Dave Phillips

01 September 2021

The name is Bond. Defender V8 Bond. And it’s a very special (and expensive) limited edition

YOU probably won’t be shaken, but you might well be stirred if you’re an 007 fan – because Land Rover SV Bespoke has created a new Defender V8 Bond limited edition to celebrate the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die, ahead of its world premiere later this month.

Available to order as a 90 or 110 and inspired by the specification of the Defenders that appear in No Time To Die, the stealthy Defender V8 Bond Edition features an Extended Black Pack with 22-inch Gloss Black alloy wheels, signature Xenon Blue front brake calipers and a ‘Defender 007’ rear badge.

But if you want one you’d better be quick: this limited edition does what it says on the tina nd only 300 will be made.

The bespoke touches extend to the practical interior, with illuminated ‘Defender 007’ treadplates and a start-up animation for the infotainment system touchscreen that honours Land Rover’s  partnership with the James Bond franchise. And if that’s not enough, at night, customers will also sport 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’  and the SV Bespoke logo. The UK will receive just 15 Bond V8 Edition vehicles: five 90s and ten 110s - each commissioned by the personalisation experts at SV Bespoke.

Finbar McFall, Land Rover Brand Director, said: “The Defender V8 Bond Edition is an exclusive take on the most powerful production Defender ever made, inspired by vehicles on screen in No Time To Die. It represents a meeting of two great British brands and is a unique celebration of Land Rover’s 38-year association with James Bond.”

Based on the recently launched Defender V8, the Bond Edition is powered by a 5.0-litre 525PS supercharged petrol engine, which produces 525PS, 625Nm of torque and drives through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Defender V8 90 accelerates from 0-60mph in just 4.9 seconds  with a top speed of 149mph.

It delivers new levels of performance and driver engagement by combining the V8 with expertly developed suspension and transmission tuning to create the fastest and most dynamically rewarding Defender yet.

But it doesn’t come cheap. Defender V8 Bond Edition is £105,395 for the 90 and £108,040 for the 110

 

SEE THEM ON THE BIG SCREEN!
Defenders are at the heart of the action in No Time To Die alongside two Range Rover Sport SVRs. A Range Rover Classic and Land Rover Series III are also in the film, which will be released in cinemas in the UK from September 30 US from October 8).
No Time To Die is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fifth and final appearance as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007.