The Range Rover Sport SVR takes centre stage in the latest behind-the-scenes glimpse of the new James Bond movie, “No Time To Die”, that is set to be released in 30 September.

The action vehicles and stunt professionals on the new James Bond film pushed the most powerful Land Rover ever made to extremes.

Image courtesy of Land Rover

The chase sequence puts the luxury performance SUV amid the action, led by Oscar-winning special effects and action vehicles supervisor Chris Corbould and stunt coordinator Lee Morrison.

In a statement from Land Rover, Morisson said that he was really keen to shoot a Bond chase sequence off-road, in a really challenging environment and the Range Rover Sport SVR was the perfect choice for this part of the story.

“We shoot everything for real so we’ve pushed it to the absolute maximum and the pursuit promises to be one of the memorable set-piece moments of the film,” said the stunt co-ordinator.

Image courtesy of Land Rover

The Range Rover Sport SVR takes luxury performance to new heights with enhanced driving dynamics and a powerful 575PS supercharged V8 engine, making it the perfect choice for the role.

Moreover, the SVR can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds (0-60mph in 4.3 seconds) and has a top speed of 283km/h (176mph), making it the fastest ever Land Rover.

The SVRs used in ‘No Time To Die’ feature the same specially tuned suspension as production models devised by engineers at Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations to deliver more responsive handling and tighter body control without compromising comfort.

Also featured in “No Time To Die” are a pair of Range Rover SVR models finished in Eiger Grey with 22-inch Narvik Black alloy wheels and the optional Carbon Park which includes Gloss Carbon Fibre front fender vents, lower bumper intakes, grille and mirrors.

In addition to that, the optional lightweight SVR Carbon Fibre vented bonnet features a body coloured finish in No Time To Die, but can also be specified with an exposed carbon fibre centre section

The movie will also feature a Range Rover Classic alongside three Defenders and a Series III Land Rover.

Land Rover Brand and Jaguar and Land Rover Marketing Operations Director Finbar McFall said that the Range Rover Sport SVRs in No Time To Die strike a unique mix of stealth and performance.

“Now you can replicate this combination and celebrate the release of the 25th Bond film with a single click on the Land Rover configurator,” he said.

Land Rover has a long-standing partnership with EON Productions and James Bond films, which began in 1983 when a Range Rover Convertible appeared in Octopussy.

Most recently, in 2015 the Range Rover Sport starred in major action sequences in SPECTRE.

James Bond: No Time to Die will premiere on 30 September. – Azrina Zin

Image courtesy of Land Rover

This article was first published on 18 September 2021 in our Weekly E-Paper issue 159

THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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