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New Land Rover Defender is licensed to thrill

Land Rover Defender, No Time To Die

Watch exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the all-new Land Rover Defender flying in action for the latest James Bond movie, No Time To Die.

The TV commercial for the much-anticipated Defender is due air in the UK from March 20, but can be previewed on YouTube, features film from the rehearsals of the 4×4 being launched into the air and being put to further extreme tests as it’s driven at high speed through swamps and rivers.

A total of 10 Defenders were used during the making of No Time To Die including the seventh ever built (VIN 007). UK deliveries of the new model are due to begin in the spring.

The chase sequence in the No Time To Die was led by stunt coordinator, Lee Morrison, working alongside Oscar winner and special effects, action vehicles supervisor Chris Corbould.

“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.

Nick Collins of Land Rover added: “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.”

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