Land Rover has released a television commercial showing its new Defender pulling off an extreme jump stunt in the upcoming No Time To Die movie.
Billed as “rehearsal footage”, the advert shows the new Defender launching into the air and being driven at high speed through swamps and rivers.
The chase sequence in the new James Bond film was led by stunt coordinator Lee Morrison, working alongside Chris Corbould, an Oscar winner and special effects, action vehicles supervisor. Jessica Hawkins (“handpicked from the Formula 3 W Series”) was at the wheel.
“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 Morrison.
Land Rover claimed “no modifications” were made to the body structure, except for the “installation of a roll cage”.
Interestingly, the Defender vehicles used in No Time To Die were the first units off the production line in Slovakia, based on the Defender 110 X model in Santorini Black, with darkened skid pans, 20-inch wheels and off-road tyres.
Land Rover says alongside the ten Defenders, the No Time To Die movie also features the Range Rover Sport SVR, the Series III Land Rover and the Range Rover Classic.
Watch the one-minute video above…