Drive Like Bond

One constant of James Bond movies is the use of amazing, outrageous cars. If you act fast, you can own a limited-edition Land Rover Defender inspired by the latest 007 epic.
Words // Bill Lindsey | October 25, 2021 | Luxury

James Bond’s automotive co-stars have come a long way since the Sunbeam Alpine of Dr. No. Bond and the baddies have scorched the screen with an array of cars, aircraft, submarines and even spacecraft. However, none have been as practical as the Bond Edition Land Rover Defender seen in the spy’s latest adventure, No Time To Die. Land Rovers are as British as Bond and capable of conquering any obstacles, making them a great choice for the film and for a family grocery-getter. Since Bond movies require the ultimate vehicles, the Bond Edition Defender is powered by a roaring 518-hp V8 linked to an 8-speed automatic with Terrain Response mode so there’s no need to focus on shifting while eluding the bad guys off-road or weaving through shopping carts at the local Whole Foods. Available on a total of just 300 2-door 90 and 4-door 110 Defender models, the stealthy Bond Edition features glossy black 22” wheels accented by xenon blue brake calipers, a special 007 badge on the tailgate and treadplates, puddlelamps projecting the 007 logo and a James Bond-worthy startup message when the infotainment system is activated. The Bond Edition is so cool your kids will beg you to drop them off at school, but only if they provide the correct password;