Land Rover Defender set for big screen debut in Bond film | Car Talk - Car News Nov 2019

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11:44 Monday 18 Nov 2019

The new Land Rover Defender is only a recent addition to the market, but it is already set to make its big screen debut.

The New Defender is to star in the latest James Bond movie No Time To Die - due to be released in cinemas next April - continuing an association between the brand and the 007 franchise which stretches back to the 1983 film Octopussy.

The New Defender boasts a ground clearance of 291mm, approach, breakover, and departure angles of 38, 28, and 40 degrees respectively, and a maximum wading depth of 900mm, making it the perfect choice for action sequences in extreme conditions.  The version used in the film is based on the Defender X model, finished in Santorini Black with darkened skid pans, 20-inch dark finish wheels, and professional off-road tyres.

Lee Morrison, James Bond Stunt Co-ordinator, said: "Designing and co-ordinating 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."

The Defender won’t be the only Land Rover product to appear in No Time To Die, and will be joined on screen by the Range Rover Sport SVR, Series III Land Rover, and Range Rover Classic.


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