'No Time To Die' is going to have a lot of auto action.
The new James Bond movie, 'No Time to Die' starring Daniel Craig, is going to be a must-see for gearheads. Bond will be getting behind the wheel of not one, not two, not three, but four Aston Martins, including the iconic DB5, a classic V8 Vantage, and the DBS Superleggera. The Valkyrie hypercar will also be making its big-screen debut in the film. This isn't the only new model that will make its cinematic debut, however, because Land Rover has announced the new Defender will see some action in the upcoming Bond flick.
This isn't that surprising as leaked photos showed the Defender being used on the set of the film. Land Rover has supplied vehicles for every James Bond film starring Daniel Craig, including a heavily customized Defender SVX in the 2015 film 'Spectre.'
A behind the scenes video shows stunt drivers giving the new Defender a proper workout in extreme conditions to show off its off-roading capability.
"Designing and co-ordinating the action sequences for the Bond franchise requires a non-compromising mindset," said Lee Morrison, James Bond Stunt Co-ordinator. "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!"
The Defenders in the film will be based on the Defender X model finished in Santorini Black with darkened skid pans, 20-inch dark finish wheels, and professional off-road tires. They were the first Defenders to be built at Jaguar Land Rover's new production facility in Nitra, Slovakia. Its sinister look suggests they could be driven by the film's villains. Land Rover has confirmed the new Defender will feature in a "jaw-dropping" car chase in the film, which will showcase the SUV's impressive off-road capabilities. Alongside the Defenders, the Range Rover Sport SVR, Series III Land Rover and Range Rover Classic will also feature in the film.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, No Time To Die will release in US cinemas on April 10. At this stage, it can't be long until the first teaser trailer arrives to give us a glimpse of the film's auto action.