In a month’s time an advert for the new Defender will appear on TV, but this week Land Rover decided to release some teaser footage on its YouTube channel.
Turns out that 10 Defenders have been used in the making of No Time To Die including a seventh Defender with the special VIN number of 007.
Since the reveal of the new Defender in September 2019, Land Rover has seen unprecedented interest with demand of the new model set to outstrip supply. UK deliveries will begin in Spring 2020 with the movie coming out in April.
You can even order a Defender as seen in No Time To Die here at landrover.co.uk/Defender
The footage shows a chase sequence also featuring motorcycles made by Triumph (the Scrambler 1200 XE and new Tiger 900) and you’ll see the Defenders launch into the air on a 30 metre long jump. Land Rover says all of the Defenders are standard and only have a roll cage added inside for added protection.
The co-ordinator for the sequence was Lee Morrison and he said: “We pushed the Defender further than we believed possible to generate the maximum excitement, and to give fans an insight into the uncompromising challenge of producing an incredible chase sequence which you can look forward to seeing in No Time To Die.”
The Defender vehicles used in No Time To Die were the first cars off the production line at Land Rover’s Nitra factory in Slovakia, and are based on the Defender 110 X model in Santorini Black, with darkened skid pans, 20in dark finish wheels and professional off-road tyres.
In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.