The new-generation Land Rover Defender 110 made its global debut in 2019 and is one of the star cars in the upcoming spy action flick No Time To Die. For the uninitiated, this is the 25th James Bond movie that has been in production for a while now and is slated for release worldwide later this year. The new TV Commercial by Land Rover brings together some high octane behind-the-scenes action sequences that were shot during the making of the upcoming feature film. The new TVC shows the off-roader being put to extreme tests including being driven through swamps and rivers at high speeds, and also going airborne.
The chase sequence, which should be one of the highlights in the movie was led by stunt coordinator, Lee Morrison working alongside Oscar winner and special effects, action vehicles supervisor Chris Corbould. A total of 10 Defenders were used in the making of the movie, including the seventh Defender built carrying the '007' VIN number.
Lee Morrison stated, "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."
Nick Collins, Land Rover Defender vehicle line director said: "We developed a new test standard for Defender, the most challenging we've ever had and unique to this vehicle. 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."
Behind the wheel of the Land Rover Defender, 110 was Formula 3 W Series driver Jessica Hawkins, who makes her stunt debut for the first time in a feature film. Speaking about her association, Hawkins said, "It doesn't get any more exhilarating than being a stunt driver in a James Bond movie and it's an honour to be a part of this incredible movie driving the new Defender. "
Land Rover is will start preparing to commence deliveries of the new generation Defender in the UK in a few weeks. The iconic SUV is also expected to make its way to the Indian market later this year and will take on the Mercedes-Benz G350 d.