The new Land Rover Defender will be featured in James Bond’s upcoming movie, No Time To Die. This will be the first movie to feature the all-new Defender, a legendary SUV to star in a James Bond action-filled sequence.
The New Defender has been tested by the 007 expert stunt team in the most extreme off-road conditions, demonstrating its unstoppable nature.
Footage captured during filming of the upcoming movie gives a unique, behind-the-scenes view of stunt coordinator Lee Morrison and stunt driver Jessica Hawkins at work.
“Designing and coordinating the action sequences for the Bond franchise requires a non-compromising mindset. We needed an unstoppable vehicle to help us battle against the elements, steep descents and river crossings so we chose the new Defender. I’m beyond impressed that the Defender is not only back but much, much better!”, Lee Morrison, James Bond Stunt Coordinator, said in an interview.
The New Defender provides ground clearance of 30 cm and world-class off-road geometry, giving the Defender 110 approach, breakover and departure angles of 38, 28 and 40 degrees (Off Road height) respectively. Its maximum wading depth 5 of 90 cm is supported by a new Wade program in the Terrain Response 2 system 3, so drivers can ford deep water with confidence.
Land Rover’s design team worked closely with Special Effects and Action Vehicles Supervisor Chris Corbould on the specification of the Defender vehicles in the film. Based on the Defender X model in Santorini Black, with darkened skid pans, 20” dark finish wheels and professional off-road tires, they were the first Defender vehicles to be built at Jaguar Land Rover’s new production facility in Nitra, Slovakia.
Richard Agnew, Global Communications Director for Land Rover, said, “No Time To Die is a brilliant way to showcase the capabilities of the New Defender in the latest jaw-dropping James Bond car chase. It’s been hugely exciting to continue our relationship with EON Productions and work with their teams to deliver a spectacular sequence.”