Take a behind the scenes look at the impressive stunt driving on display in the new James Bond film 'No Time to Die.'
While Fast 9 has been hogging the spotlight lately, gearheads will also want to check out the new James Bond film 'No Time to Die' when it releases in theaters this April. In the film, Bond will get behind the wheel of the iconic Aston Martin DB5, which will take a beating during a high-speed chase that was prominently featured in the first 'No Time to Die' trailer. It's even equipped with machine guns positioned behind the headlights, which Bond uses to get out of trouble while performing donuts in one scene.
The Aston Martin Valhalla hypercar will also make its cinematic debut in 'No Time to Die' alongside the DBS Superleggera and a vintage V8 Vantage. Traditionally, Land Rover supplies vehicles for James Bond movies, and 'No Time to Die' will be no exception because the new 2020 Land Rover Defender will also get put through its paces in the film.
A new commercial released by Land Rover gives us a behind the scenes look at the Defender performing some impressive stunt driving for an intense chase scene in 'No Time to Die.' To showcase the off-roader's rugged capability on rough terrain, multiple Defenders can be seen careening through swamps and rivers at high speeds and performing jumps alongside some dirt bikes. Not all of them will survive the scene in one piece either, as one Defender gets destroyed during a rollover. A Range Rover SVR can also be seen performing a similar stunt in the trailer.
"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," said Lee Morrison, who coordinated the stunts for the sequence.
"We developed a new test standard for Defender, the most challenging we've ever had and unique to this vehicle," said Nick Collins, Land Rover Defender Vehicle Line Director. "Physical strength and durability is measured by a number of different tests including a bridge jump test which gave us confidence to deliver what the stunt team needed to create for No Time To Die, with no modifications to the body structure except the installation of a roll cage." Performing the stunts was Formula 3 W Series driver Jessica Hawkins, who makes her movie stunt driving debut in 'No Time to Die'.
The Land Rover Defenders starring in 'No Time to Die' are the first examples that rolled off the production line and are based on the Defender X model painted in Santorini Black with darkened skid pans dark finish 20-inch wheels wrapped in chunky off-road tires. We can't wait to see the stunt driving on display when 'No Time to Die' releases in US theatres on April 8.